Wan Gang, Chinese Minister of Science and Technology met with Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and Guy Saint-Jacques, Canadian Ambassador to China, on the sidelines of the 2016 Summer Davos Forum in Tianjin on June 27, 2016.
Minister Wan spoke highly of the 6th session of the China-Canada Joint Committee Meeting on Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) held in February 2016. He proposed both parties strengthen cooperation in clean and biotechnologies; keep in close contact in the area of STI policies. Wan also made a brief introduction on China’s latest developments in science and technology, including the promulgated Outline on the National Strategy of Innovation-driven Development and the National STI Conference. He hoped both countries could further bilateral cooperation.
Minister Navdeep Bains appreciated the policies and measures formulated by China and expressed the willingness to further pragmatic collaboration in science and technology through people to people exchange.