The 2021 China Science Fiction Convention (CSFC 2021) opened in the Shougang Industrial Park of Shijingshan District in Beijing on September 28, 2021, bringing a visual feast to the general public.
Cai Qi, Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), announced the opening of the convention.
Zhang Yuzhuo, Secretary of the Leading Party Members Group, Vice President in charge of daily work and Chief Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), and Chen Jining, Deputy Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the CPC and Mayor of Beijing, attended the opening ceremony and delivered speeches respectively.
Zhang Yuzhuo delivers a speech at the opening ceremony of the CSFC 2021.
Zhang Yuzhuo said that science fiction is the cradle for imagination, the catalyst for innovation, and the source for creativity to promote the deep integration of science, technology, economy and culture.
CAST and Beijing Municipality had attached great importance to the development of sci-fiction industry. Last year, the two sides signed a strategic cooperation agreement to promote the development of sci-fiction industry in Beijing, added Zhang.
Over the past year, focusing on the establishment of the alliance of sci-fiction industries, fund of sci-fiction industries and awards of sci-fiction, the two sides had worked closely and achieved good results in platform construction and industrial incubation, continued Zhang.
Facing the future, CAST would continue to provide services to Chinese scientists and technologists and sci-fiction fans and depend on its expert resources to consolidate scientific foundation of the industry and make sci-fiction an important carrier to disseminate scientific thoughts and carry forward scientific cultures, thus enhancing scientific literacy of all Chinese citizens to better serve the goals of achieving sci-tech self-reliance and self-strengthening at higher levels, concluded Zhang.
Chen Jining said that as a grand event of China’s sci-fiction cause, the CSFC 2021 had built important platforms for sci-tech, cultural and industrial circles to conduct exchanges and deepen cooperation.
Chen introduced that Beijing had taken a range of stimulus measures such as issuing supporting policies and establishing industrial clusters to attract innovative enterprises and projects to land in to promote the integrated development of sci-tech innovation and sci-fiction industries.
Chen added that Beijing would explore new ways for sci-tech innovation better supporting the development of sci-fiction industries and build more platforms to facilitate international exchanges and cooperation to serve the growth of innovative enterprises.
Chen urged to strengthen mechanism construction, give full play to the government’s leading role, guide the participation of social forces with market mechanism and attract high-level talents so as to provide a strong guarantee for the development of sci-fiction industries.
Chen concluded that Beijing would continue to optimize the business environment and gather various innovation elements to enhance the development level of sci-fiction industries in the city.
The opening ceremony witnessed the introduction of the establishments of the fund of Beijing sci-fiction industries, the alliance of sci-fiction industries and Zhongguancun sci-fiction innovation center, the release of 2021 report on China’s sci-fiction industries, the launching of national alliance of sci-fiction film screening, and soliciting globally the names of sci-fiction awards. At the ceremony, letters of appointment were presented to academician representatives invited as experts of the consultant library of sci-fiction films.
Co-sponsored by CAST and the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, and under the theme of "Scientific dreams shaping the future", the CSFC 2021 was held in a combination form of online and on-spot.
Featured activities such as sci-fiction exhibitions, sci-fiction carnivals, theme forums and so on not only build platforms for personnel and enterprises in sci-fiction circles to conduct exchanges, but also provide a good opportunity for ordinary audiences to experience the marvelous sci-fi world.
Meng Qinghai, Vice President and Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of CAST, Zhang Jiaming and Jin Wei, leading officials of Beijing Municipality, and Dai Binbin, Secretary General of the People's Government of Beijing Municipality, attended the event.
Also present at the event were leaders of relevant state organs and representatives of sci-tech, sci-fiction, film and television and industrial circles.
Tag: Science Communication, 2021 China Science Fiction Convention
Source: Beijing Daily