The 325th Session of the Xiangshan Science Conference was held in Beijing from July 7 to 9, 2008. The theme is Global Change: Observation, Simulation, Human Activities and Economic Problems.
Experts held that the research work of China on global change should have created a synergy despite increased input. More should be done to define focus areas and better deploy advanced research technologies. Accordingly, the pressing tasks are to do a good job on top layer design, expand government investment, integrate available resources, and build a full-fledged platform for the scientific research on global change.