CAS President Bai Chunli receives a gift from AAAS CEO Rush Holt during their meeting in Beijing on June 24. [Image: CAS]

Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), met with a delegation led by Rush Holt, the chief executive officer of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), in Beijing on June 24.

Bai recalled the progress in cooperation between CAS and the US and appreciated the support from the US in that regard.

He said he looked forward to further enhancing cooperation and publicizing the key role of scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries in scientific and technological development via Science magazine, an AAAS publication.

He stressed that he hoped the meeting can help enhance understanding and mutual trust and add positive energy to the scientific and technological cooperation between China and the US.

CAS will continue to uphold an open attitude and innovation-oriented concept to promote exchanges and cooperation between Chinese and American scientists.

Holt appreciated CAS’s achievements in scientific research and talent cultivation, saying that Chinese scientists play an increasingly important role in scientific and technological innovation.

More and more American scientists realize that in the long run, continuous exchanges and cooperation with China will be conducive to sharing of progress in science and technology by the two countries, he said.

The AAAS is willing to listen to more voices from the scientific community and work with Chinese partners to boost scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation, he added.

The two sides also exchanged ideas on other issues, such as Open Access, common global challenges, cooperation with the World Academy of Sciences and holding bilateral symposiums.

Founded in 1848, the AAAS is the largest American scientific community and an international non-profit organization. It has a strong influence in the global scientific community.

The annual meeting of AAAS is one of the largest scientific meetings and attracts thousands of attendees across the globe. It plays a big role in publicizing science in the world.

Source: Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

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