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Expanding scientific cooperation with China: JRC and Chinese Academy of Sciences sign a research framework arrangement

The new framework arrangement will focus on areas linked to the EU–China Strategic Agenda 2020 for Cooperation, and in particular on air quality, renewable energy, climate, environmental protection, digital economy, regional innovation policy, smart specialisation and support to evidence informed policies.

The JRC also participated in the 3rd EU-China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue co-chaired by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Wan Gang, China's Minister of Science and Technology, which took place in the margins of the EU-China summit. JRC Director Delilah Al Khudhairy presented the ongoing cooperation and future activities with key scientific players such as the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Sciences and Technology for Development.