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Friday, November 27 2020 - 11:49
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The 8th Forum on China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Collaborative Innovation Unveiled in Nanning
NANNING, China, Nov. 26, 2020 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

The 8th Forum on China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Collaborative Innovation 
(hereinafter referred to as the "Forum"), hosted by the Ministry of Science and 
Technology and the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and 
organized by Guangxi Science and Technology Department and China-ASEAN 
Technology Transfer Center, was officially unveiled on November 26 in Nanning, 
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. With the theme "Empower the Future with 
Opening-up and Innovation," the Forum consisted of opening activities and a 
series of events such as the main forum, the 2nd ASEAN Plus Three Young 
Scientist Innovation Forum, the 17th China-ASEAN Expo Advanced Technology 
Exhibition, China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Matchmakings, and China-ASEAN 
International Forum on Sustainable Development and Innovation Cooperation, in a 
bid to facilitate the orderly circulation and integrated development of 
innovation elements between China and ASEAN.

Six ministerial-level officials from science & technology departments of ASEAN 
member states such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines 
and Thailand delivered video speeches at the opening ceremony. Representatives 
from Japan, South Korea and ASEAN member states in the field of technology and 
innovation shared their experience regarding the construction of joint 
laboratory at the 2nd ASEAN Plus Three Young Scientist Innovation Forum online 
or offline. The opening ceremony witnessed the announcement and signing of a 
large number of innovation cooperation achievements. Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous 
Regional People's Government signed a strategic cooperation agreement with 
Chang'an University. China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Center (CATTC) Bangkok 
Innovation Center and China-Thailand-ASEAN Innovation Port were unveiled 
online. The China-ASEAN Big Earth Data Innovation Center project spearheaded by 
academician Guo Huadong was also launched at the forum. These signings would 
drive the technology and innovation cooperation between China and ASEAN, and 
jointly fuel the high-quality development of regional economy.

This year's forum marked the 8th successful session since 2013. Over the years, 
the Forum actively serves the communication and matchmaking between China and 
ASEAN governments, enterprises and organizations, which have effectively 
boosted the regional technology transfer and innovation cooperation, and played 
a crucial and positive role in deepening the implementation of Guangxi's "three 
positioning" outlined by the central government and fostering global and 
regional win-win cooperation and good neighborliness.

Source: Guangxi Science and Technology Department

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