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Division of Asian and African Affairs

1. Undertake research on the science and technology (S&T) policies and S&T development of countries in Asia and Africa, as well as the status quo, the development trend and resources of bilateral S&T cooperation; put forward policy suggestions on priority fields of S&T cooperation, countermeasures and cooperation demands of relevant countries and regions; participate in organizing the compiling of international S&T cooperation programs with relevant countries and regions as well as reports on the development of international S&T cooperation.


2. Undertake centralized management of S&T cooperation and exchanges between departments, localities and intra-Ministerial units as well as inter-governmental S&T cooperation and exchanges, and provide policy guidance, coordination, supervision and inspection with regard to these activities. Provide guidance and coordination concerning the building of working environment, bases and platforms for international S&T cooperation between Chinese departments and localities and foreign counterparts.


3. Undertake the organization of joint committee meeting for inter-governmental S&T cooperation, and other meetings, discuss and review inter-governmental S&T cooperation agreements and review their secondary agreements and concrete execution agreements. Undertake negotiations with foreign counterparts, management and policy guidance with regard to major inter-governmental and regional S&T cooperation programs, projects and activities, and supervise the implementation of inter-governmental cooperation projects. Undertake the participation of MOST in regional S&T cooperation and exchanges under the frameworks of 10+1, 10+3 and the China-Japan-ROK framework. Undertake organization and arrangements of major diplomatic activities such as exchange of visits of senior leaders.


4. Undertake the organization and coordination of related tasks in the Program for Key International S&T Cooperation Projects, participate in and coordinate international cooperation work in China¡¯s national S&T programs.


5. Provide guidance to and coordinate important activities of S&T cooperation or exchanges in the private sector with relevant countries and regions; promote S&T exchanges between China¡¯s small and medium-sized enterprises and relevant countries.


6. Undertake centralized management of Sino-Japanese Technical Cooperation (JICA) Project, Sino-ROK Technical Cooperation (KOICA) Project and other technical cooperation of development aid. Undertake review, guidance and supervision of S&T aid projects to relevant countries.


7. Undertake liaison with S&T divisions of foreign embassies in China.


8. Join other departments in providing guidance to S&T divisions (groups) of Chinese embassies and consulates stationed abroad, overseas science parks, and joint labs concerning their operation with relevant foreign counterparts.


9. Put forward suggestions in response to major emergencies and incidents occurring in S&T cooperation with related countries, and carry out concrete tasks accordingly.


10. Undertake guidance, supervision and performance assessment for the work entrusted.


11. Undertake other tasks assigned by the leadership of the Department of International Cooperation.

Sponsor:Department of International Cooperation Ministry of Science and Technoplogy PRC
Maintenance:China Science & Technology Exchange Center
Technical support:Intergrated Information System Research Center Institute of Automation Chinese Academy of Science