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Division of American and Oceanian Affairs

1. Undertake research on science and technology (S&T) policies and S&T development of countries in America and Oceania, as well as the status quo, the development trend and resources of bilateral S&T cooperation; put forward suggestions to policy makers concerning 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 concerning 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 or mixed committee meetings for inter-governmental S&T cooperation, 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 regarding major inter-governmental and regional S&T cooperation programs, projects and activities, and supervise the implementation of inter-governmental cooperation projects. Organize the study of S&T cooperation achievements and their popularization. Undertake organization and arrangements for 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 in China¡¯s national S&T programs.


5. Provide guidance to and coordinate important activities of S&T cooperation and exchanges in the private sector with relevant foreign countries and regions.


6. Undertake centralized management of Sino-Canadian Technical Cooperation (IDRC) and Sino-Australian Technical Cooperation (ACIAR) as well as other S&T cooperation and development aid cooperation; review, guide and supervise over the foreign aid projects of international S&T cooperation with countries of Latin America, the Caribbean Sea area and island countries in the South Pacific.


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