Science, Technology and Education News from China - Newsletter
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 Swiss 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.


Science, Technology and Education News from China - Newsletter (pdf)

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N°142  April 2016 8 p.  294 kb

The story of the month covers China's CH series military drones. Premier Li Keqiang encouraged Chinese engineers to develop integrated innovations by going abroad to absorb advanced technologies. China's artificial intelligence companies are keener to make robots address day- to-day needs. Unified entrance exam is on way for EMBAs. Habit of reading in China expands with mobile tech. NASA views China as "potential partner" in civilian space. China open to Sino-US space cooperation. China to become aerospace power by 2030. China develops graphene electronic paper.


N°141  March 2016 7 p.  285 kb

The story of the month covers boosting science spending is one of the major elements of China's 13th Five-year Plan. Chinese search giant and leading carmaker push Beijing for laws on self-piloted cars. China sets up laboratory to research building solar power station in space. China to establish first commercial rocket launch company: Scientist. President pushes PLA to innovate. China's first national NPO in cyber security founded innovation. China rolls out new policies to encourage innovation. China's innovators to gain from new judicial interpretation. China plays increasing role in global innovation: WIPO.


N°140  February 2016 11 p.  286 kb

The story of the month covers Beijing's relaxation of entry permit in Z-Park. More fiscal expenditure on science and technology is planned to propel innovation. China plans for a space gravitational wave detection project. China will send its second orbiting space lab Tiangong-2. China becomes world's second-largest R&D performer. Shanghai hi-tech zone unveils enterprise park in Boston. New Zealand, Chinese telecom firms sign Pacific-wide Internet agreement. China to support basic research through new sci-tech plans.


N°139  January 2016 8 p.  297 kb

The story of the month covers China's progress in establishing universities of applied sciences. In research, China publishes nuclear safety white paper. 5G research and test is to start in China. China plans to send another moon probe in 2018. China's state grid plans to develop global energy interconnection. China is planning a new super computer. China to debut new carrier rockets. Chinese unmanned helicopter completes south pole flight.




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