Under the auspices of CAS and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), a high-level Seminar on S&T Policy and Strategy was held on Feb. 9 in Sanya of South China's Hainan Province . The conference was organized by the CAS Institute of Policy and Management (IPM).
CAS leaders SHI Erwei, FANG Xin and CAO Xiaoye, former MEXT Minister Akito ARIMA and senior MEXT officials Yukihide HAYASHI and Junko KAWAMURA were present at the conference.
The seminar brought together more than 30 Chinese participants from CAS headquarters and its subordinates and 20 or so Japanese participants from MEXT, the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Science and Technology Agency, RIKEN, the Institute for Future Technology, the Institute for S&T Policy, Tokyo University and Japanese Embassy in China .
SHI Erwei and Yukihide HAYASHI addressed the opening session, which was chaired by Prof. MU Rongping, general-director of IPM. Since the beginning of the 21 st century, Shi said, China and Japan are both deliberating over the way to maintain their growth momentum in a new scenario. The Chinese government has made “improving the independent innovation capacity and building an innovation-oriented country” its major task over the next five years. CAS is entering the third phase of the knowledge innovation program. In light of the strategic objective of leapfrog and sustainable development by innovation, CAS strives to make even greater contributions to China 's social and economic growth. He stressed that as close neighbors separated only by a strip of water, China and Japan have similar cultures and have much to learn from each other. China could draw on Japan 's experience in its way to developing economy, science and technology, a resource-saving and environment-friendly society based on science and technology, an innovation system, S&D management and innovation-oriented culture.
The meeting is composed of three topics, namely: bridging basic research and applied research, interactive relations between universities, national research institutes, and cooperation among industry, government and academia.
ang Xin and Akito ARIMA addressed the closing session. They expressed hope that that S&T communities of the two countries would become trusty partners for the new perspective of creating wealth with knowledge and make even more contributions to the peace and prosperities of east Asia.