CAST high-ranking official Wang Shoudong (7th, L) poses for a group photo with the representative attendees at the 2018 High-level Dialogue between Chinese and Japanese Scientists in Qingdao city, eastern China's Shandong Province on Oct. 20, 2018.
The 2018 High-level Dialogue between Chinese and Japanese Scientists kicked off in Jimo District, Qingdao city of east China's Shandong Province on Oct. 20, 2018.
Themed "Intelligent technology and aging society," the high-level dialogue was co-sponsored by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JSTA), and organized by the China Center for International Science and Technology Exchange (CCISTE), the Special Committee for Intelligent Society of the China Urban-Townization Promotion Council and the Qingdao Association for Science and Technology.
Wang Shoudong, head of CAST's Department of Organization and Personnel, Okimura Kazuki, lead researcher with JSTA, Fukunaga Mamoru, chief consul of the Consulate-General of Japan in Qingdao, and Zhang Jun, secretary of CPC Jimo District Committee attended and spoke at the opening ceremony, which was presided over by CCISTE director Chen Jian.
Consisting of an opening ceremony, keynote reports, thematic dialogues and technology presentations, the event invited over 30 prestigious academicians and experts to make speeches and reports, including academician Li Deyi, president of the Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Wang pointed out in his speech that population aging has become a global issue that has lasting and profound impacts on human society, both China and Japan are confronted with a high-level of population aging problems, and sci-tech exchanges and cooperation is an important part of bilateral friendly relations and therefore there is huge potential for the two countries to cooperate on tackling the aging issue with the help of intelligent technologies.
Noting CAST's extensive network of national societies and science and technology professionals in China and JSTA's close contact with research institutions and tech companies in Japan, Wang stressed the need, capability and desire of the two agencies to enhance cooperation on science and technology to bring more benefits to mankind, and serve as a bridge and bond to facilitate bilateral non-governmental sci-tech exchanges and cooperation.
CAST will, on the basis of its years of friendly cooperation with JSTA, strengthen sci-tech and people-to-people exchanges and cooperation with the Japanese agency, and bring the high-level dialogue to a new level with a view to contributing to scientific and technological progress in both countries and bringing more benefits to the two peoples, Wang said.
The Chinese Association for Artificial Intelligence and the Chinese Association of Automation also rendered support to the event.
Altogether some 300 experts and scholars from Chinese and Japanese research institutes, universities and colleges, enterprises, governments and social organizations took part in the event.
Tag: International affairs
Copyright (c) 2007 CAST . All rights reserved. China Association for Science and Technology reserved