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Posted: July 7, 2007
China-Korea Nanotechnology Research Center formally opens in Beijing
(Nanowerk News) The ceremony for unveiling the nameplate of the China-Korea Nanotechnology Research Center was held on the afternoon of July 2, in Beijing. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Executive Vice President BAI Chunli and Vice Premier and S&T Minister of Republic of Korea (ROK) Kim Woo-Sik were present to witness the event.
In his speech, Prof. Bai extended warm greetings to the ROK guests and briefed them on the development of CAS. He says that China and ROK have enjoyed good relations in recent years. The year 2007 marks the 15th anniversary for the establishment of the diplomatic ties between the two countries. To celebrate the event, the S&T ministries of the two countries are co-hosting an S&T Week in China. Undoubtedly, the inauguration of the Center is the best gift to the cerebration. He expresses hope that, taking the Center as a platform, scientists of the two countries would make more and greater contributions to nano-technology development in Asia and in the whole world.
Vice Premier Kim says that there exist huge potentials in cooperative research between the two countries, and he hoped that, on the basis of mutual benefits, the two sides would carry out the joint exploration in the field at a deeper level.
The two countries inked a memorandum of understanding to jointly establish a Nanotechnology Research Center on July 25, 2005. According to the memorandum, China's National Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and ROK National NanoFab Center will jointly implement the initiative. The nameplate unveiling ceremony of the Korea-China Nanotechnology Research Center was held on July 26, 2005 in Daejeon, South Korea. On March 15, 2007, the two sides held the first symposium on nanotechnology in ROK.