KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 27 — The 8th Forum on China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and Collaborative Innovation was officially unveiled in Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region recently.
The Forum was hosted by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and organised by Guangxi Science and Technology Department and China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Center.
Themed ‘Empower the Future with Opening-up and Innovation’, the Forum consisted of opening activities and a series of events including the main forum, the 2nd ASEAN Plus Three Young Scientist Innovation Forum and the 17th China-ASEAN Expo Advanced Technology Exhibition.
The event also includes China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Matchmakings, and China-ASEAN International Forum on Sustainable Development and Innovation Cooperation, in a bid to facilitate the orderly circulation and integrated development of innovation elements between China and ASEAN.
Six ministerial-level officials from science & technology departments of ASEAN member states such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand delivered video speeches at the opening ceremony.
According to a statement, the opening ceremony witnessed the announcement and signing of a large number of innovation cooperation achievements.
This year’s forum marked the 8th successful session since 2013. Over the years, the Forum actively serves the communication and matchmaking between China and ASEAN governments, enterprises and organisations.
It has effectively boosted the regional technology transfer and innovation cooperation, and played a crucial and positive role in deepening the implementation of Guangxi’s ‘three positioning’ outlined by the central government and fostering global and regional win-win cooperation and good neighbourliness.