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2nd Science and Innovation Sub-Committee Meeting Held in Beijing

The 2nd Science and Innovation Subcommittee meeting of China-Brazil High-level Coordination and Cooperation Committee was held in Beijing on August 23th. VM Chen Xiaoya and Carlos Nobre, Vice Minister for Science and Technology of Brazil, addressed the meeting.

Chen reckoned that the meeting was an important event to materialize the consensus reached by the top leaders and science ministers of the two countries. China and Brazil, as the two largest developing countries with emerging market, have good foundation and broad prospects for cooperation on innovation. The scientific communities of the two sides should work closely to achieve more practical outcomes. Chen also briefed the guests on China's measures to address climate change and energy shortage, as well as the 12th five-year plan.

Nobre said that Brazil spoke highly of China's progress on science and technology and its great support for socioeconomic development. He also expressed the willingness to enhance bilateral cooperation on climate change and energy crisis.

The participating experts changed ideas on innovation policies, nanotechnology, satellite meteorology and climate change, and reached a number of cooperation intentions.