Hosted by the Ministry of Science and Cooperation APEC (APEC) 37th Industrial Technology Working Group (ISTWG) conference held in Suzhou . China , the United States , Russia, Thailand and other 15 APEC member economies and Macao, China (APEC official guests ) of 76 representatives attended the meeting.
MOST Cooperation Counsellor Xu as the Chinese delegation at the plenary session ISTWG speech . He pointed out that through ten years of effort , ISTWG AC Asia-Pacific region has developed into industrial science and technology policy , the industrial technology projects effective platform for cooperation . The meeting heard a " human resource development", " International Science and Technology Contact Network", " The combination of research and innovation " and " technical cooperation and strategic planning" four groups progress of the work and report on the implementation of existing projects and reviewed and approved six new cooperation projects. China, as the "Technical Cooperation and Strategic Planning " group chaired a group meeting and made a concluding statement. The meeting also focused around ISTWG current and future work of reform, job evaluation conducted in-depth discussions and extensive exchange of views. MOST Cooperation on behalf of China on the above topics comprehensive and detailed exposition of our views and opinions .
Earlier, on September 22-23 was held in Suzhou, utilization and protection of water resources in APEC Symposium . The seminar was organized by China Science and Technology Exchange Center and the APEC ( Suzhou ) Technology Transfer Center contractor . From China , the United States , South Korea and other 14 APEC member economies , nearly a hundred water experts , scholars and government officials attended the seminar.
This seminar is the APEC Industrial Science and Technology Working Group framework, led by me , another APEC cooperation projects. In this seminar as an opportunity to establish a water use and conservation APEC exchanges and cooperation platform, through the APEC on water resources protection and utilization of the " Conference Proposal ." Symposium to promote the Suzhou Taihu Lake water quality and the whole management of work will have a positive impact .
Related Background : APEC is the Asia-Pacific region countries and regions to strengthen multilateral economic ties , exchanges and cooperation in an important organization . Its purpose and objective is " interdependence, common interest , adhere to an open multilateral trading system and to reduce inter-regional trade barriers ." There are five levels of the organization operating mechanism : 1, informal leadership meeting ; 2 , the Ministerial Conference ; 3 , SOM ; 4 , committees and working groups ; 5 , the Secretariat . Industrial Technology Working Group Steering Committee for Economic and Technical Cooperation Senior Officials Working Group subordinate one . ISTWG meets two working group meetings , and its mission is carried out within the framework of the APEC Industrial and technological exchanges and cooperation. Department of International Cooperation of the Chinese channel of this cooperation is the centralized management and external point of contact .