Here we bring you a special newsletter issue for 2022 National Science Popularization Day.
On June 29, 2002, China officially adopted the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Popularization of Science and Technology. On June 29, 2003, to mark the one-year anniversary of the law and to raise awareness about the law’s importance, the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) launched a series of popular science events which eventually snowballed into National Science Popularization Day. Starting in 2005, all celebrations were moved from June 29 to the third week in September to better engage young students at the start of the school year. Various events have since been organized every year across China to observe National Science Popularization Day.
On September 19, 2022, celebrations for the National Science Popularization Day kicked off at the China Science and Technology Museum in Beijing. Wan Gang, President of CAST, and Zhang Yuzhuo, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Secretary of the Secretariat of CAST, attended the event.
In his speech, Wan Gang highlighted the significance of comprehensively improving people’s science literacy in achieving China’s technological independence. He called for new efforts to spread the scientist spirit, encourage everyone to pursue dreams in science, and foster ideal conditions for innovations to thrive.
Wan stressed that with the advances of science and technology, the demand for quality science services is growing. More efforts should be made to disseminate high-quality science knowledge in communities and rural areas. Science popularization workers should act as the intermediary and catalyst to move the work forward.
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