During Chinese President Xi jinping’s UK visit, both sides will sign off on a series of agreements to cooperate on new technologies, including research on bacteria resistance, rail transit, climate change and low-carbon technology, aerospace and high-performance computing among others.
Wan Gang, China’s science and technology minister, said Xi’s UK visit would turn a new page in the history of China-UK technological cooperation.
During recent years, under China-UK comprehensive strategic partnership, cooperation between universities, research institutions and especially high-tech enterprises have yielded positive fruits, Wan said.
Examples include the China-UK Joint Research and Development Center for Railway Technology, and cooperation between China’s tech giant Huawei and University of Surrey in developing 5G technology.
Wan also outlined future aims of technological cooperation between China and the UK. High-level dialogues are underway to provide technological exchange platforms. The China-UK joint laboratory and center would be built to enhance long-term cooperative research. Meanwhile, cooperation in technological innovation should be boosted, and communications would be carried out between high-tech industrial zones on both sides.
Wan pointed out that emphasis should also be placed on innovation and entrepreneurship among the public. Though China-UK cooperation, both sides can provide young people with low-cost, comprehensive, comfortable and international entrepreneurial platforms. (The Daily Mail – People’s Daily news exchange item)
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