Chinese State Councilor Ma Kai (C), also Secretary-General of the State Council, speaks at the 9th Sino-American Technology and Engineer Conference in Beijing, capital of China, April 22, 2012. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)
BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official on Sunday stressed that the Chinese government would continue to implement the strategy of reinvigorating the country through science, education and personnel training.
State Councilor Ma Kai said the country would strive to create an open environment for international science and technology communication and continue to promote international personnel exchange.
Ma made the remarks at an ongoing sino-U.S. symposium on engineering technology.
He expressed appreciation to both Chinese and U.S. experts who contributed to China's technological innovation, industrial upgrade and social development.
He hoped that the symposium would help boost bilateral exchanges in the future.
The symposium was co-sponsored by the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Beijing Municipal Government, the provincial governments of Anhui and Jiangxi, Chinese Academy of Engineering, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
More than 200 experts from both countries attended the symposium which was held from April 15 to 22.