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4th China-South Africa JCM on Science and Technology Held


The 4th Session of the China-South Africa Joint Committee Meeting (JCM) on Science and Technology (S&T) Cooperation (also the meeting of the S&T Sub-Committee under the China-South Africa Bilateral Committee) was held in Pretoria, South Africa on Nov. 152010. The meeting was chaired by MOST Vice Minister WANG Weizhong, who accompanied Chinese Vice President XI Jinping’s visit to South Africa, and Derek Andre Hanekom, South African Deputy Minister of Science and Technology.


During the meeting, the two sides introduced domestic S&T policies and developments, reviewed cooperation progress since the last JCM, highly recognized the achievements made and looked forward to future cooperation. The two sides also signed the protocol on the 4th S&T JCM. Vice President XI Jinping of China and Kgalema Petrus Motlanthe, Deputy President of South Africa listened to reports prepared by the S&T Sub-Committee during the 4th Meeting of China-South Africa Bilateral Committee in Cape Town on Nov. 17.