|China is the largest developing country in the
world. Its rapid economic development has put great pressure on
its natural resources and environment. The central government
does show its important dedication to positive solutions. Switzerland,
with its great reputation in environment protection in the world,
is active in helping China on the environmental challenges with
financing project and technology transfer. Besides, China is an
attractive market for Swiss companies with environmental technology.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed in November 2003 between
the Ministry of Science and Technology of China and the Swiss
Government aims to strengthen scientific and technological co-operation
between China and Switzerland. On the other hand, Switzerland
fully participates in the EU' Sixth Framework Programme (FP6)
for Research and Development, which provides a new platform
for joint research between the two countries in life science,
public health, cell biology, nano-materials, fuel cell, etc.
The section of "Environment & Science" of the
Embassy webpage provides useful information on the Swiss
Mixed Credit solution for environment protection equipment and
services from Switzerland, historical projects financed by the
Swiss government, as well as useful links and information on
environment in China and Switzerland. As far as Science &
Technology in concerned, it provides information on joint research
projects and financing solutions as well as useful links and
information on science & technology in China and Switzerland.
The newsletter is a press clips for environment and research
in China. It also lists recent events and exhibitions related
to environment and science in China.
The information posting here is authorized by the Embassy of
Switzerland in Bejing.
The story of the month covers Ministry of Science and Technology announced a key reform in China's research landscape. In science and technology, China plans to build smog-dispersing labs around Beijing. The central government of China aims to streamline administration of scientific programs and encourage innovation. China is seeking to boost its soft power by developing “a new type of think tank with Chinese characteristics”. Chinese scientists construct first Mycobacterium Tuberculosis proteome microarray. Europe and China are planning a joint robotic space mission for launch in 2021. The State Council, China's cabinet, issued guidance on development of cloud computing. Critics pounce on China's top science prize 2014. In education, a survey conducted by Ministry of Education demonstrates that science graduates earn most in China.