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The High-level Dialogue between Chinese and Japanese Scientists, one of major activities planned for the 21st Annual Meeting of CAST takes place in Harbin, capital city of northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on the afternoon of June 28, 2019.

 

The High-level Dialogue between Chinese and Japanese Scientists, one of major activities planned for the 21st Annual Meeting of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), took place in Harbin, capital city of northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on the afternoon of June 28, 2019.

 

Shu Wei, executive secretary of CAST, delivered a speech at the dialogue.

 

Ryoji Noyori, winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), professor of Japan's Nagoya University, and director general of the Center for Research and Development Strategy of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), was the Japanese academic convener of the dialogue. Tian He, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, academician of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS), and vice president of the Chinese Chemical Society was the Chinese academic convener.

 

Shu Wei said in his speech that science and technology has increasingly become the main driving force for social and economic development worldwide and it is a common challenge for the whole world including China and Japan to raise the efficiency of applying advances in science and technology and transferring technology.

 

It is of great practical significance that Chinese and Japanese scientists hold in-depth discussions around "How to promote meaningful R&D," a topic of global concern, and it will facilitate exchanges, mutual learning and future cooperation between Chinese and Japanese scientists, said Shu.

 

China and Japan complement each other in scientific and technological innovation and has huge potential for cooperation, Shu remarked.

 

With the positive momentum of development seen in China-Japan relations, CAST will further strengthen its cooperation with JST and other Japanese science and technology organizations to implement the consensus reached between Chinese and Japanese leaders, and better serve as a bridge for people-to-people exchanges and cooperation between the two countries, said Shu.

 

Tian He noted that while China has the world's largest scientific and technological manpower of 80 million people, including over 1.5 million researchers, the country still has many areas to strengthen and improve in scientific and technological research.


Tian urged Chinese researches to get more engaged in top-level theoretical and basic research.

 

He also urged researchers to carry out more "meaningful research," which he defined as being important, irreplaceable and ingenious.

 

He said that Japan has many scientific and technological fields worth learning from and under the current international situation, Chinese and Japanese scientists should strengthen cooperation and make joint contribution to the progress of human society.

 

Ryoji Noyori said that China and Japan are both Oriental cultures with unique geographical cultures and the two countries should actively develop science and technology they have unique advantages in.

 

He hoped that Chinese and Japanese scientists can step forward and engage in continuous practical cooperation on the application of scientific and technological advances instead of just having exchange of views.

 

Themed "How to promote meaningful R&D," the dialogue invited famous Chinese and Japanese experts to discuss research of applied science that addresses economic and social needs. It was designed to promote China-Japan mutual learning, exchanges and cooperation on the application of scientific and technological advances, technology transfer and cooperative R&D. It was expected to deepen the integration of science and technology with economy and society. 

 

The dialogue was undertaken by the CAST Department of International Affairs and JST with support from the China Center for International Science and Technology Exchange and the Chinese Chemical Society.

 

Ten experts from the Institute of Chemistry, CAS, Zhenjiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Heilongjiang University, Kyushu University, Waseda University and the Center for Research and Development Strategy, JST, gave reports at the dialogue.

 

Also joining the dialogue were over 20 young researchers from Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin Engineering University, Beijing Normal University, Heilongjiang University and the Chinese Chemical Society.

 

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