No. 79

December 2011

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News from CAS President

  • Bai Chunli, President of CAS was elected Foreign Academician of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences on Oct. 6, 2011 at the MAS Congress in Ulan Bator.
  • On Oct. 12, Bai Chunli, President of CAS met with Dr. Fernando Quevedo, Director-General of the International Center for Theoretical Physics in Beijing.
  • Prof. Reinhard F. H¨ąttl and Prof. Henning Kagermann, co-presidents of the acatech wrote recently to Bai Chunli, President of CAS and informed him that he was elected as member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) at the General Assembly of the acatech held on Oct. 18, 2011.
  • Bai Chunli, President of CAS met with Max Lu, Vice President of the Queensland University, New Zealand and his entourage, and he also witnessed the signing of an agreement between the CAS Graduate University and the Queensland University regarding joint education of doctorate students.
  • On Oct. 26, Bai Chunli, President of CAS met with Dr. Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, President of Aarhus University, Danmark, and his entourage.
  • Bai Chunli, President of CAS met with Dr. Jacob Palis, the visiting President of Brazilian Academy of Sciences, who is also President of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) on Oct. 27. Bai had in-depth discussion with him regarding promotion of collaboration in science and education, cooperation between the two Academies and the cooperation with TWAS.
  • Bai Chunli, President of CAS met with Dr. Castro, S & T Consultant to the Cuban Government, and Mr. Alberto Silva, Cuban Ambassador to China.
  • On Nov. 1, Bai Chunli, President of CAS, met with Dr. Ralph Cicerone, President of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and his entourage. Bai expressed his warmly welcome to Dr. Cicerone for his first visit after he assumed office of president and greeted him for he was granted honorary professor of the CAS Graduate University. They held extensive talks on issues related to S & T education of the two countries based on the two Academies, and other issues of common concern, etc.
  • Bai Chunli, President of CAS, met with Prof. Suzanne Cory, President of the Australian Academy of Science, Prof. Robin Batterham, President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and Ms Alice Cawte, Australian Consul General to Shanghai, and Ms Anne-Marie Lansdowne, Director for the National Research Facility and Strategy of the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, etc. in Shanghai. The Australian guests were invited to attend the 8th Sino-Australian Workshop on Science and Technology.
  • On Nov. 5, Bai Chunli, President of CAS was present and delivered a speech at the 14th Sino-US Frontier Science Workshop that was held in Shenzhen.
  • Bai Chunli, President of CAS met with Mr. Joe Oliver, the visiting Minister of the Department of Natural Resources of Canada and his entourage on Nov. 8. Both sides reached consensus based on sound discussions regarding geosciences, energy and natural resources. Bai also signed an agreement with Mr. Joe Oliver to expand cooperation on science and technology in earth sciences and natural resources.
  • On Nov. 15, Bai Chunli, President of CAS, met with Prof. Andrew Marshall, Chief Editor of Nature Biotechnology. They exchanged views on issues related to the characteristics of biotechnology development in China, and its trends and influence in the international circles, etc.
  • From Nov. 17-18, Bai Chunli, President of CAS headed a delegation to visit the German Max Planck Society. During his visit, Bai held talks with Dr. Peter Gruss, President of the Society. Bai expressed that he would encourage the relevant institutions of both sides to establish a CAS-Max Plank Partner Center when conditions ripe.

Shi Erwei Present at Sino-Japanese Workshop

Shi Erwei, Vice President of CAS, headed a CAS delegation to visit Japan from Nov. 11-15. During the visit, the delegation attended the 8th Sino-Japanese Workshop on S&T Strategy and Policy sponsored by CAS and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Li Jiayang Meets Cristina Garmendia

On Oct. 24, Li Jiayang, Vice President of CAS met with Ms Cristina Garmendia, Spanish Minister of the Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation, and her delegation.

Li Jinghai Present at Sino-British Workshop

The Second Workshop on Synthetic Biology sponsored by 6 academies of China, UK and USA held in Shanghai on Oct. 12, which was themed energy enabling technology in synthetic biology. Li Jinghai, Vice President of CAS, was present at the opening ceremony of the workshop and delivered a speech. There were totally around 200 participants from China, UK, USA, Japan and the Netherlands, etc.

Zhan Wenlong Meets Foreign Diplomats

Zhan Wenlong, Vice President of CAS, met with Ms Frances Adamson, Australian Ambassador to China, and Ms Pam Dumm, New Zealand Minister to China on Oct. 25. They held talks on the collaboration between China and Australia and New Zealand, particularly focused the cooperation of the Square Kilometer Radio Telescope Array (SKA) and relevant issues.

Yin Hejun Visits USA and France

Yin Hejun, Vice President of CAS, headed a delegation to visit USA and France from Oct. 6-14. During their stay in USA, they visited the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), Space Science Center of the California University, Berkley, and Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) of the University of Colorado, NAS Space and Science Policy Committee, etc. During their visit to France, they called on Dr. Dyce Claddagh, Director of le centre francais de recherche a¨¦rospatiale, and both sides discussed the present progress of the Sino-French project on astronomical satellites and plan for the next phase.

New Research Vessel Launched

Science--a new generation of oceanographic research vessel had its launching ceremony on Nov. 30. Ding Zhongli, Vice President of CAS, was present at the ceremony. The integrated exploration and research capability is believed to be increased sharply along with the operation of Science, which will lay a solid base for the basic oceanographic research and development of high-tech, and provide particularly an advanced mobile platform and laboratory for the deep-sea and ocean survey.

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