The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Shanghai government held a meeting on May 20, 2015 to discuss plans to build the Global Science and Technology Innovation Center in Shanghai.  

CAS President Bai Chunli and Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong attended the meeting and voiced hopes for cooperation.  

The Shanghai government hopes that the CAS can provide support in certain areas, including pushing ahead with construction of a comprehensive national science center and prioritizing support in pilot reforms of Shanghai research institutes, as well as backing local governments efforts to build world-class research institutions, undertake major national research programs, and set up a platform that facilitates international innovation.

CAS and Shanghai government hold talks on building Global S & T Innovation Center,on May 20.
Photo by Burea u of Science Communica tion, CAS

Yang said the proposals from CAS are important to the construction of the Global Science and Technology Innovation Center.  

Bai said both the CAS Pioneer Initiative, which outlines the academys blueprint up to 2020, and Shanghais innovation and reform plans share common goals of driving national technological innovation. 

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