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President Yang Wei Meets with the Chief Scientific Adviser to UK Government


On September 7th, 2015, President Yang Wei met with the delegation led by Sir Mark Walport, the Chief Scientific Adviser to UK Government.

President Yang Wei welcomed the delegation and introduced NSFC and the recent development about China’s science and technology system reform. Both sides spoke highly of the achievements NSFC, Research Councils UK and the Royal Society have achieved under the China-UK Joint Fund for Research and Innovation (Newton Fund) in recent years and held discussions on topics for future cooperations.

Other members of the delegation included Economic & Social Research Council Chief Executive and Research Councils UK International Champion Prof. Jane Elliott, Science and Innovation Counselor of British Embassy Ms. Holly White, RCUK Beijing Office Director Ms. Grace Lang and Newton Fund Program Manager Mr. Richard Baker. Mr. Feng Feng, Mr. Lu Rongkai and Mr. Xu Jin from the Bureau of International Cooperation participated in the above mentioned activities.

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