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Monday, September 27 2021 - 18:33
AsiaNet
Guangxi: Open Up New Prospects for Cooperation in Scientific and Technological Innovation With ASEAN
NANNING, China, Sept. 27, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

From September 9 to 13, the 9th Forum on China-ASEAN Technology Transfer and 
Collaborative Innovation was inaugurated in Nanning. The China-ASEAN Technology 
Trading Platform and the Innovation Space for China-ASEAN Science and 
Technology Talents were officially launched at the conference.

In recent years, the Department of Science and Technology of Guangxi has made 
full use of the geographical advantage of Guangxi, i.e. being adjacent to ASEAN 
countries, implemented "the Belt and Road" Science, Technology and Innovation 
Action Plan, strengthened the construction of China-ASEAN Technology Transfer 
Center (hereinafter referred to as "CATTC"), strived to open up a new situation 
in cooperation in scientific and technological innovation between Guangxi and 
ASEAN.

Under the guidance of the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Department of 
Science and Technology of Guangxi has pioneered a new mode of technology 
transfer, helped CATTC to establish inter-governmental bilateral technology 
transfer mechanisms with 9 ASEAN countries including Thailand, Laos and 
Cambodia, set up joint technology transfer working groups with 7 ASEAN 
countries, and established a China-ASEAN technology transfer cooperation 
network covering 10 ASEAN countries and some countries of the Belt and Road 
Initiative with more than 2,600 members, which has given a strong boost to the 
cooperation between China and ASEAN countries in scientific and technological 
innovation.

The Department of Science and Technology of Guangxi has actively cooperated 
with universities and institutes at home and abroad to establish innovation 
platforms such as China-ASEAN Technology Transfer Center Bangkok Innovation 
Center, Guangxi Nanyang Scientific and Technological Innovation Center, and 
China-ASEAN Regional Innovation Center for Big Earth Data to serve the 
innovation-driven development strategy of Guangxi; promoted the sharing 
mechanism of domestic and international scientific and technological innovation 
resources under the new dual-cycle pattern, helped science and technology 
enterprises, universities and institutes of Guangxi to establish 20 joint 
laboratories or innovation centers in 9 ASEAN countries and carried out 
cooperation with countries of "the Belt and Road" Initiative, especially ASEAN 
countries, in scientific and technological innovation; and helped with the 
establishment of 12 agricultural science and technology parks in ASEAN 
countries, encouraged China's competitive production capacity to "go global" 
through the China-Thailand Traditional Medicine Research Center and the 
China-Malaysia Joint Beidou Application Laboratory, etc., and promoted the 
application of advanced technological achievements in modern agriculture, new 
energy, traditional medicine, food processing, electronic information and 
chemical engineering in ASEAN countries to drive the local development in 
science, technology and economy.

To cope with regional development problems, the Department of Science and 
Technology of Guangxi has actively promoted the joint research, development and 
promotion of key generic technologies between the scientific research 
institutions and enterprises of Guangxi and ASEAN countries. For example, it 
has helped Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, Chinese Academy of Sciences 
and Mahidol University of Thailand to carry out "Research on Anti-Novel 
Coronavirus Drugs Based on Chinese and Thai Natural Medicinal Materials", 
completed the drug combination regimen for the treatment of COVID-19, analyzed 
and obtained the world's first three-dimensional structure of the novel 
coronavirus protein, providing strong support for the further development of 
new anti-SARS-CoV-2 drugs; and helped China-ASEAN Information Harbor Co., Ltd. 
connect with the telecommunication enterprises in the Philippines to enhance 
the development of the smart city, cloud computing, big data and the Internet 
of Things in the Philippines.

Source: The Department of Science and Technology of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous 
Region

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