on January 7, 2016, NSFC Vice President Liu Congqiang met with the Hong Kong S&T delegation headed by Prof. Wu Hongwei, Associate Vice President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Vice President Liu extended welcome to and briefed on the delegation on relevant science and technology policies issued by the central government. Prof. Wang Changrui, Director General of Bureau of Planning, NSFC introduced the funding policy in 2015 with an emphasis on the requirements for Hong Kong based applicants. Prof. Zheng Yonghe, Director General of Bureau of Policy, NSFC made a presentation of the development of 13th Five-Year Plan of NSFC. Wang Wenze, Deputy Director of NSFC Office for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs, introduced some efforts recently made by NSFC in promoting the cooperation between scientists in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Both sides also exchanged views on how to enhance the cooperation in basic sciences between Hong Kong and mainland China, as well as some related topics.
Prof. Feng Feng, Director General, Bureau of International Cooperation, and Lin Wencheng from the Office for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs attended the meeting.