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Seminar on China-Germany Electric Vehicle Cooperation Held in Beijing

The Seminar on China-Germany S&T Innovation Cooperation on Electric Vehicle was held in Beijing on October 24th. Minister Wan Gang attended the meeting with nearly 100 representatives from governmental departments, enterprises, universities and research institutes of the two countries.

Minister Wan briefed the participants on the development of electric vehicles in China and the major steps taken in following up the Joint Statement signed by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Merkel. Wan also made detailed proposals on joint research and interactive demonstration.

The principal investigator of EV research and demonstration reported on detailed cooperation plans. The business representatives of the two sides also had in-depth discussion on cooperation formality and contents.

The first round of China-Germany inter-governmental consultation was held in Berlin last June. Premier Wen Jiabao and Chancellor Merkel issued Joint Statement on the Establishment of Strategic Partnership on Electric Vehicle. The joint EV project is a follow-up to the high-level commitment.