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We have agreements with the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Funding agencies

In China the overall science and technology policy is set by Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). Other ministries play a role, particularly the State Planning and Development Commission and the State Economic and Trade Commission. The State Environmental Protection Agency and the ministries of agriculture and health are involved as well.

The State Planning and Development Commission designates the State Key Laboratories which are prestigious research groups that have made successful bids to the Commission for designation in their field of research.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences runs a nationwide system of over 100 research institutes and a prestigious science university, and is the main provider of fundamental and applied research in China. The institute carry out research in all aspects of science and technology apart from more specifically agricultural and medical research.

The National Natural Science Foundation of China is China's research council.

In addition to the national agencies, the Chinese provinces support science and technology.


Jane Nicholson