The second China-Sweden S&T Week concluded in Beijing on September 19, 2007. Minister WAN Gang inked a joint declaration with Swedish Minister Lars Leijonborg for Education and Research at the closing ceremony and both sides agreed to facilitate the setup of a Sino-Swedish science center in fields of complementary strengths.
In his introduction of China¡¯s innovation strategy and policies, WAN expounded that China¡¯s innovation is open, global and aimed at learning from the rest of the world.
In the field of energy and environment, WAN indicated that China is to initiate a program for international cooperation so as to promote the government-NGO joint efforts across the globe in the R&D of new and renewable energy. A number of joint labs and R&D centers are to be established. The Minister hoped countries would take part in the program through which they would work together for innovation, learn from each other and build a clean and environment-friendly world.