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CNRS revives its scientific cooperation with China

Publié le 28 March 2024
Antoine Petit et M. Hejun YIN, ministre de la Science et de la Technologie de la République populaire de Chine
Antoine Petit a reçu le 20 mars 2024 M. Hejun YIN, ministre de la Science et de la Technologie de la République populaire de Chine au siège du CNRS à Paris.

At the CNRS headquarters in Paris, Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO of the CNRS, welcomed Mr Hejun YIN, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology, accompanied by a delegation including representatives from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Embassy in France.

The meeting, organised in conjunction with the 15th Joint Committee (Comix) for Science and Technology between France and China, provided an opportunity to discuss the renewal and strengthening of scientific collaboration between the CNRS and its Chinese partners. These had been particularly hard hit by several years of a sharp slowdown in Chinese international cooperation following the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chinese minister and CNRS CEO expressed their satisfaction at the resumption of these exchanges, which began in October 2023 with the visit of three Chinese scientific delegations to the CNRS headquarters.

On this occasion, the CNRS had renewed its framework agreement with the CAS and set out the major priority areas of cooperation for the institution in China, notably particle physics, fundamental and applied mathematics, as well as the study of biodiversity and the impact of climate change. In the presence of representatives from the CNRS scientific institutes concerned, Antoine Petit and Hejun Yin confirmed their commitment to these major thematic areas.

Following the meeting, the Chinese delegation visited the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris.

 

Antoine Petit et M. Hejun YIN, ministre de la Science et de la Technologie de la République populaire de Chine au siège du CNRS à Paris./Antoine Petit and Mr Hejun YIN, Minister of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China at the CNRS headquarters in Paris.

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