During a meeting of China’s Minister of S&T, WAN Gang, and the German Secretary of State at BMBF, Georg SCHÜTTE, accomplishments of cooperation during the past 40 years were reviewed, and 11 new joint innovation platforms were decided. There are now more than 300 scientific projects between universities of the two countries, and German scientists are actively involved in half of the top 20 scientific research institutions in China, he said. From 2006 to 2010, China and Germany collaborated on and jointly published more than 9,300 scientific papers. The number rose to more than 19,000 from 2010 to 2015, according to China’s National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation. China and Germany will continue to jointly research scientific projects such as public health, security, sustainable development, transportation and manufacturing. At the same time, Germany will strengthen cooperation with China in cutting-edge scientific fields, such as ecological protection, biotechnology, advanced materials and the internet of things.

CAS news release, March 1, 2018