Executive vice president of CAST Huai Jinpeng (3rd, R) meets with an AAAS delegation headed by its CEO Rush Holt (2nd, L) in Beijing on June 25, 2019.
CAST high-ranking officials pose for a group photo with an AAAS delegation
in Beijing on June 25, 2019.
Huai Jinpeng, executive vice president of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), met with an AAAS delegation headed by its CEO Rush Holt in Beijing on June 25, 2019.
The two sides held in-depth exchange of views on how to promote China-US science cooperation under current situation.
Huai extended warm welcome to the delegation.
While looking back at the history of friendship between CAST and AAAS as well as their cooperation in recent years, Huai fully recognized the positive progresses and outcomes the two associations had achieved in various fields.
Huai hoped that at a time when China-US science exchanges and cooperation are affected unfavourably, CAST and AAAS can keep their exchange channels open and continuously function as a bridge in promoting bilateral exchanges, to contribute to the progress in science, technology and civilization.
Holt, who also serves as executive publisher of the Science family of journals, expressed his appreciation for Huai's reception.
He said that the US science community is positive about cooperation with China, and hoped that CAST and AAAS, the largest non-governmental science organizations of the two countries, can have effective communication on major science issues and deliver the voice of science to the government in a timely manner.
Speaking of the IEEE "editorial restriction" incident, Huai said that CAST-affiliated societies and the international science community have been very concerned and expressed worries about the incident.
He stressed that as two influential countries, China and the U.S. should work together to promote progress in science, technology and civilization, jointly advocate the value that science has no borders and allows for no discrimination, and fully communicate and solve problems through people-to-people science exchanges.
Huai hoped that if similar incidents or troubles ever occur again, CAST and AAAS can have more effective communication, speak with one voice, and constructively push for close cooperation between Chinese and U.S. science communities.
Both sides agreed to deepen and broaden cooperation under the new situation, and continuously work together to promote China-U.S. scientific and cultural exchanges and cooperation by co-hosting academic conferences, jointly conducting research on innovation policy, promoting STM journals cooperation, and collaborating on science education and popularization.
Before joining AAAS, Holt served for 16 years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and also held positions as a teacher and scientist.
Also attending the meeting were Bill Moran, publisher of the Science family of journals; Julia MacKenzie, an officer of international business at AAAS; Guo Zhe, director general of the CAST Department of Research and Publicity; Liu Xingping, deputy director general of the CAST Department of Academic and Societies Affairs; and Liu Yang, director general of the CAST Department of International Affairs.
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