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MOST and the Canadian Province of British Columbia Set up a S&T Cooperation Fund

On 1 June 2007, Vice Minister SHANG Yong of Science and Technology and Mr. Colin Hansen, Minister of Economic Development of the Canadian Province of British Columbia jointly announced the establishment of the S&T cooperation fund during his visit to Canada. Henceforth, the two sides will jointly contribute 4 million Canadian dollars (approximately RMB28.8 million) each year to support joint research projects in the sectors of ocean technology, agriculture, biotechnology, information & communications technology (ICT), environment, mining, energy and advanced materials.