The Ninth Sino-American Symposium on Engineering Technology Held in Beijing
The Ninth Sino-American Symposium on Engineering Technology was held in the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, on April 22, 2012. State Councilor Ma Kai, also Secretary-General of the State Council, addressed the event. The conference was also attended by Bai Yuliang, Secretary-General of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), and leaders from relevant departments with the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Beijing Municipal People’s Government, Anhui Provincial People’s Government and Jiangxi Provincial People’s Government. CAE Member Yuan Liang, Director-General of the National Engineering Research Center for Coal Gas Control, attended the conference as the group leader of experts on the Chinese side.
The Ninth Sino-American Symposium on Engineering Technology was co-sponsored by CAE, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, MOST, MIIT, Beijing Municipal People’s Government, Anhui Provincial People’s Government, Jiangxi Provincial People’s Government, as well as CIE/USA and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and lasted from April 15 to 22, 2012, in China. This event witnessed the presence of more than 200 specialists from home and abroad in the engineering science and technology sector.
The symposium set five professional groups, with CAE Member Yuan Liang serving as the group leader of experts on the Chinese side for mine management professional group. From April 16 to 20, a total of 40 Chinese and American experts conducted field studies in Huainan (the middle part of Anhui Province) and Huaibei (the north Anhui Province) mining areas, Anhui Province, on projects such as coal mine subsidence management, management and utilization of coal mine waste, and so on. Experts also proposed that we should construct plain reservoirs by making use of the mining subsidence areas in Huainan and Huaibei mining areas. This proposal won approval at the plenary conference on April 21. (By Meng Jianbing, May 2012; translated by Liu Chang)
State Councilor Stresses International Exchange
A senior Chinese official on Sunday stressed that the Chinese government would continue to implement the strategy of reinvigorating the country through science, education and personnel training.
State Councilor Ma Kai said the country would strive to create an open environment for international science and technology communication and continue to promote international personnel exchange.
Ma made the remarks at an ongoing Sino-U.S. symposium on engineering technology.
He expressed appreciation to both Chinese and U.S. experts who contributed to China's technological innovation, industrial upgrade and social development.
He hoped that the symposium would help boost bilateral exchanges in the future.
More than 200 experts from both countries attended the symposium which was held from April 15 to 22. (From Xinhua, April 22, 2012)