February, 2004

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Yongxiang Lu's New Year Message 2004

At the moment of ringing out the old year and ringing in the new, Prof. Yongxiang Lu, CAS president, delivered his new year message during the flag-raising ceremony held at of CAS headquarter. Lu expressed, "At this key moment of ringing out the old year and ringing in the new, I'm very happy to extend New Year greetings to all the S&T workers of our Academy, and cordial thanks to the leaders and people from all walks of life who have rendered their support to the development of CAS."

On the New Year's Day of 2004, President Yongxiang Lu was hoisting in person the national flag and issued a New Year message at the headquarters of CAS. (photo right)

New CAS Vice Presidents Appointed

Prof. Erwei Shi, former CAS Secretary-General, and Prof. Jiayang Li, former director of CAS Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology have recently been appointed CAS vice presidents by the State Council.

  Erwei Shi, born on Jun. 30, 1955, obtained his master's in 1988 and doctoral degrees in 1992 from CAS Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (SIC). From 1992 to 1993, he undertook his postdoctoral study at Pusan National University South Korea. He was SIC deputy director from June, 1995 to March, 1998, and SIC director from March, 1998 to October, 1999. Since October, 1999, he served as CAS Deputy Secretary-General, and CAS Secretary-General from August, 2000. Prof. Shi was appointed CAS Vice President in January, 2004.   Jiayang Li, born in Feixi, Anhui province in July of 1956, is a plant geneticist, Member of CAS. He graduated from Anhui Agricultural University (former Agricultural College of Anhui) in 1982. He received his Ph.D. from Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA in 1991. He pursued his postdoctoral study at Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research of Cornell University from 1991 to 1994. He has been assistant director, director of CAS Institute of Genetics and director of CAS Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology.

Yongxiang Lu Visited Germany

Invited by the Max-Planck Society (MPG) of Germany, Prof. Yongxiang Lu, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, President of CAS, paid a visit to Federal Republic of Germany. During meeting with Wolf-Dieter Dudenhausen, state secretary of Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Lu had an in-depth discussion with him on how to expand the Sino-Germany cooperation on S&T. While meeting with Prof. Peter Gruss, President of MPG, Lu shared his ideas with him on how to prepare for the 30-year anniversary of S&T exchange and cooperation between CAS and MPG as well as on how to deepen and expand the scientific cooperation between CAS and MPG.
On Dec. 12, 2003, President Yongxiang Lu and Prof. T. Galbaatar, Acting President, Mongolian Academy of Sciences, signed the Agreements on Scientific Cooperation between CAS and MAS.

Prof. Zhu Chen Elected IAP Chair

CAS Vice President Zhu Chen was elected one of the two co-chairs of the Inter Academy Panel (IAP) at its General Assembly held on Dec. 4 in Mexico City. The secretariat of IAP is located in the headquarter of the Third World Academy of Sciences (Trieste, Italy). As an organization of 80 academies around the world, IAP was initiated in 1993. The Executive Committee of IAP, its top organ of power, is made up of two chairs (one from developed countries and the other from developing ones), a secretary-general, and 15 representatives from member academies. The new co-chairs are Yves Quere, foreign secretary of the French Academy of Sciences and CAS Vice President Zhu Chen.

Mianheng Jiang Attended the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony of the Opening of Adaptive Optics Building

CAS Vice-President Mianheng Jiang recently attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Opening of the Adaptive Optics Building at Institute of Optics and Electronics. As a landmark structure of the CAS Institute of Optics and Electronics (IOE) in Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province, the newly completed building, with a floor space of more than 6,000 square meters, will provide state-of-the-art facilities for its researchers. (photo left)

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