February, 2006

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2006 New Year Concert for CAS Members Held in Beijing

On Dec. 29, 2006, the 2006 New Year Grand Concert for CAS members was held in the Centennial Hall of the Beijing University. On behalf of CAS and the Presidium of the Academic Divisions of CAS, Lu Yongxiang, President of CAS, sincerely extended his New Year greetings to all the members of CAS and their families. He also extended his heartfelt thanks to those from all circles for their long-lasting support to CAS and its Academic Divisions of CAS. Nearly 1,500 people, including members of CAS and CAE (but work in the institutes of CAS) and their families in Beijing, leaders of CAS and leaders from relevant ministries and committees enjoyed the symphonic concert.-02

Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Visits CAS

On Nov. 28, Shi Erwei, Vice President of CAS met with Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of the Kingdom of Thailand and her entourage in the Friendship Hotel and held a banquet in her honor. on behalf of President Lu Yongxiang, Shi Erwei extended his warm welcome to Princess Sirindhorn for her visit and expressed his warm congratulations to her on her receiving of the International Peace Prize of Ghandi.

Princess Sirindhorn paid a visit to the Institute of Remote Sensing Application, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of CAS and the Institute of Electronics, CAS, during her stay in Beijing.

Representatives from CAS Attend the 2005 Global Video Conference

At 9:00 pm, Beijing time, on Dec. 1, 2005, nearly 430 video nodes all over the world were connected together to hold the 2005 Global Video Conference. 16 nodes from CAS including the Computer Network Information Center and the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, attended the conference.

The conference, themed as Increasing Empathy Through Video Conferencing, lasted for 15 hours. At the conference, participants from the U. S., China, India, Egypt, Australia and Brazil, etc., delivered speeches respectively on video conferencing technology.

Ceremony on Different Awards of CAS Held

On Dec. 20, a grand ceremony to grant Excellent Doctoral Dissertations, President's Awards of CAS, Sponsor Scholarship and Awards for Excellent Tutors was held in Beijing.

Bai Chunli, Executive Vice President of CAS, first congratulated the graduate tutors and students who were granted the awards. In the last 56 years ever since the founding of CAS, he said, with the firm support from the central government, CAS has made historical contributions to education and training of high-level talents in science and technology. Since 1978, CAS has accumulatively educated more than 60,000 doctor degree and master degree graduates.

There were all together 50 people granted with the Excellent Doctoral Dissertations, 20 people with the Special President's Awards, 196 people the Excellent President's Awards, 258 excellent students granted the Liu Yongling Scholarship, P&G Scholarship, Di'ao Scholarship, Daheng Optics Scholarship, and Baogang Scholarship; and 19 people granted the P&G Excellent Tutors Award, and Baogang Excellent Teachers Awards.

Guo Huadong Meets Institute Leaders from Developing Countries

On Dec. 5, Guo Huadong, Deputy Secretary-General of CAS, met with directors and administrators of research Institutions from the developing countries in Beijing, who participated in the first project of the International Training Program for Institute Leaders of Developing Countries. The 15 participants were from the scientific and technological departments of Mongolia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Laos, DPRK, Myanmar and Pakistan. The purpose of the program is to promote understanding between different countries, exchange of information and experience in scientific research and management.

Vice President Chen Zhu Holds Talks with Official from EC

On Dec. 21, Chen Zhu, Vice President of CAS held talks with Dr. Octavi Quintana-Trʬas, Director of Health of the Directorate General of Research of EC in Beijing.

During the meeting, Dr. Quintana-Trʬas said that the last few years have witnessed the active involvement of CAS scientists in the application of the Framework Programs for Research and Technological Development of EC and he would like to see more CAS researchers submitting proposals for the life science programs in the Sixth Framework Programs that will be initiated during the period from Dec. 22, 2005 to March 12, 2006.

Li Jinghai Meets President of Belarus Academy of Sciences

On the morning of Dec. 6, Li Jinghai, Vice President of CAS, met with Prof. Myasnikovich , President of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

President of Indonesian Institute of Sciences Visits Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica

On the morning of Dec. 7, Umar A. Jennie, President of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, and his entourage paid a visit to the Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, CAS. The two sides had an in-depth discussion on n atural products chemistry of their common interest.

Cao Jianlin Meets Delegation of EADS

On Jan. 12, Cao Jianlin, Vice President of CAS, held talks in Beijing with a delegation led by Mr. Olivier Brun, Director for Exports of the European Aeronautic Defence & Space Company (EADS) Astrium, a subsidiary of Europe's leading aerospace and defence corporation EADS.
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