The China Association for S&T (CAST) held a World Conference on Science Literacy in Beijing which was attended by over 1,000 scientists and representatives from 38 countries and regions, as well as 23 international scientific organizations and 58 national scientific institutes. The final declarationcalled for working together to close the gap in scientific literacy between different countries, and build a coordinated working mechanism to improve global scientific literacy and fulfill the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. According to CAST, the number of dedicated science museums in China grew from 280 in 2006 to 409 in 2014. The number of museums with science and technology sections grew from 239 in 2006 to 724 in 2014.

CAS news release, September 20, 2018