Prof. Dr. Huai Jinpeng, executive vice president and chief executive secretary of CAST, met with Mr. Chuck Robbins – Chairman and CEO of CISCO in Beijing on April 23, 2018.
Other delegates of CISCO included Owen Chan – CISCO's corporate senior vice president and chairman of CISCO Greater China, and Hera Siu – CEO of CISCO Greater China.
The main issue under discussion was the possibility of cooperation between CAST and CISCO in terms of academia-industry interactions and science education.
Huai Jinpeng (4th, R) met with Chuck Robbins (4th, L) and his delegation. (Photo courtesy of Xu Chong / english.cast.org.cn)
Huai extended a warm welcome to Mr. Robbins and his delegation. He briefed him about the main tasks and top priorities of CAST in science popularization, academic exchanges and capacity building of its member societies, as well as policy consultation and international cooperation.
Huai also applauded CISCO’s achievements in fulfilling its social responsibilities to promote social, economic, and environmental sustainable development together with governments, social organizations, and other partners. “Through its advanced ICT and evolving working method, CISCO is cementing its commitment to the public welfare.” Huai commented.
Robbins expressed his appreciation for the achievements CAST has made and the developing pattern it has contributed to the world. Then he introduced CISCO’s latest involvement in China, including promoting cooperation with Inspur, launching smart city projects in Panyu and Huizhou, South China’s Guangdong Province, and running its prestigious Networking Academy.
“CISCO values its cooperation with its Chinese partners, and is willing to join hands with CAST to solve problems human society is facing on the base of its resources, so as to bring new vitality into Sino-U.S. relations.” said Robbins.
Issues of setting up new models of academia-industry interactions between China and the U.S., and poverty alleviation with new generation of ICT were also discussed at the meeting.
Group photo of CAST staff with CISCO delegation. (Photo courtesy of Xu Chong / english.cast.org.cn)
Dr. Zhang Jiansheng, director general of the Department of International Affairs and his staff members, together with leaders of CAST other branches were also present at the meeting.
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