Country for PR: China
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Monday, May 13 2019 - 15:05
Heads of China's Science and Technology Community Expect to Deepen International Cooperation and Make More Friends
BEIJING, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

By 2018, China's Beidou navigation satellite system had been widely used in 
transportation, land planning, precision agriculture, and other civil areas in 
over 30 countries and regions along the "Belt and Road" route, and it is the 
information and communication technology that supports the construction of land 
and sea cables and backbone networks in 12 countries.

During the Innovation Road, a sub-forum of the Second Belt and Road Forum for 
International Cooperation, which was held in Beijing on April 25, Science and 
Technology Daily reporter noticed that the subject was how best to cooperate 
with international partners and create the future together with innovation.

After China announced the Belt and Road Science, Technology and Innovation 
Cooperation Action Plan, the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's 
Republic of China (MOST) immediately put it into practice. Wang Zhigang, the 
Minister of Science and Technology, pointed out that the MOST has organized the 
implementation by conducting science and technology people-to-people exchange, 
building joint laboratories, cooperating in science parks and promoting 
technology transfer. The four actions have already made fruitful results.

China is the participant and the beneficiary of the science and technology 
globalization, and also the contributor and initiator of promoting broader 
innovation and cooperation. To build the "Belt and Road" into a road of 
innovation is the concrete action of how China extends science and technology 
opening up and shares innovative achievements with other countries. The MOST 
jointly launching the Innovation Road Cooperate Initiative with related parties 
is an important measure to promote the "Belt and Road" scientific and 
technological innovation cooperation genuinely.

Huai Jinpeng, executive vice chairman of the China Association for Science and 
Technology(CAST), said the scientific and cultural exchanges are the basis for 
the people-to-people ties. Since 2016, through the implementation of the "Belt 
and Road International Science and Technology Organization Cooperation Platform 
Construction Project" and the "Belt and Road Folk Science and Technology 
Humanities Exchange Joint Plan", the CAST has promoted pragmatic cooperation 
with national science and technology organizations along the "Belt and Road" 
and the UNESCO. Specifically, China and other countries will cooperate in the 
field of academic exchanges, talents training, mutual certification of 
engineering capabilities, jointly building international organizations and 
other aspects.

SOURCE: Science and Technology Daily