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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, October 25 2022 - 15:29
Guangxi Furthers Construction of Scientific and Technological Innovation and Cooperation Zone for ASEAN
NANNING, China, Oct. 25, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Recently, the 10th Forum on China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Collaborative 
Innovation, an important high-level forum under the framework of China-ASEAN 
Expo (CAEXPO), has been held in Nanning, Guangxi. Coinciding with the inaugural 
year of China-ASEAN comprehensive strategic partnership, the event announces 
the launch of a special action for technology transfer between China and the 
ASEAN, involving 1,000 advanced and applicable technologies in sustainable 
fields selected nationwide and uniformly introduced to ASEAN nations. 
China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Alliance - the first cooperation mechanism of 
technology transfer for ASEAN in China - is officially established, which will 
join hands with China's provincial and municipal innovation institutions with 
strong scientific and technological innovation capabilities and pooled 
resources to more effectively meet the innovation needs of ASEAN nations. The 
opening ceremony of China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition & 
China-ASEAN Innovation and Entrepreneurship Camp is unveiled at the same time, 
striving to make the Competition the most influential and the most participated 
with the highest project quality among other ASEAN innovation and 
entrepreneurship contests as well as an open platform for resources sharing, 
value enhancement and strength demonstration.

Over the last few years, Guangxi has given full play to its role as an 
important gateway for China's opening up and cooperation with ASEAN members, 
including, for instance, always taking ASEAN as the priority direction of 
overseas science and technology collaboration, positively building an 
ASEAN-oriented science and technology innovation and cooperation zone, and 
thoroughly implementing the China-ASEAN Science and Technology Partnership 
Program and the "Belt and Road" Science and Technology Innovation Action Plan. 
The province has carried out fruitful exchange and collaboration activities 
with the member countries of ASEAN countries in manifold fields, such as 
exchanges of science and technology and humanity, co-construction of 
laboratories and science and technology parks, technology transfer, and 
innovation and entrepreneurship.

Guangxi has currently set up bilateral governmental technology transfer 
mechanisms with nine ASEAN countries (including Thailand and Cambodia), formed 
joint working groups on technology transfer with seven ASEAN members, and built 
a China-ASEAN technology transfer collaboration network of over 2,600 members, 
covering 10 ASEAN nations and some "Belt and Road" countries, according to 
Department of Science and Technology of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

In the meantime, with the support of the China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Center 
and the Forum on China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Collaborative Innovation, 
Guangxi has kept the "ASEAN Talented Young Scientists Guangxi Program" running 
and attracted a group of scientists and technicians from ASEAN member 
countries. For example, BGI builds a "Huo Yan" laboratory for Brunei to carry 
out nucleic acid tests; China-ASEAN Information Harbor becomes Indonesia's 
smart city solution partner. Both exemplify the profound and extensive 
collaboration on science and technology between China and ASEAN.

As of May 2022, Guangxi has organized more than 140 science and technology 
innovation and technology transfer activities for ASEAN at home and abroad, 
nearly one-third of which were held in ASEAN nations, covering more than 7,800 
projects, serving over 9,900 enterprises, and helping enter into 653 
cooperation agreements, which has promoted the application of modern 
agriculture and other advanced and applicable technology achievements in the 
member states of ASEAN.

Source: Department of Science and Technology of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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   Caption: Numerous achievements of scientific and technological collaboration 
between Guangxi province and ASEAN members are showcased at the 10th Forum on 
China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Collaborative Innovation.