International cooperation in science and technology can increase China’s global influence

China will continue to be open and active in its technological cooperation on the world stage, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

In June, Beijing will host the Eighth Clean Energy Ministerial, followed by the Fifth BRICS Science and Innovation Ministerial in July.

In addition, dialogue on innovation and technology will be held with Russia, Germany, France, Italy, Israel and other countries this year to facilitate practical cooperation.

According to the Ministry of Science and Technology, the international cooperation in science and technology can increase China’s global influence, promote breakthroughs in scientific and industrial bottlenecks, and create a friendly environment to facilitate economic reform.

Beijing has established cooperative ties in science and technology with 158 countries and regions, inking 111 intergovernmental agreements.

It has also joined more than 200 intergovernmental organizations dedicated to boosting such cooperation, as well as sending 146 technology diplomats to 71 Chinese embassies and consulates abroad.

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