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Political Counsellor Qu Guangzhou attends the Official Launching and Awarding Ceremony of New Zealand Chinese Youth Scientist Award
2017/08/25

On August 13, Political Counsellor Qu Guangzhou attended the Official Launching and Awarding Ceremony of New Zealand Chinese Youth Scientist Award managed by the New Zealand Chinese Scientists Association and delivered a speech. Honorary Chairman of the New Zealand Chinese Scientists Association and the Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Professor Gao Wei, presented the inaugural award to young scientist Dr Zhong Runyang from the Faculty of Engineering, the University of Auckland. Professor Wei also announced the establishment of the New Zealand China Hi-Tech Innovation Center. Dr Yang Jian, MP of New Zealand National Party, and over 60 people attended the event, including representatives from the Science and Technology Section of the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand, the Education Office of the Chinese Consulate General in Auckland, Chinese enterprises in New Zealand, the Chinese community and the New Zealand Chinese Scientists Association.
On behalf of China's Ambassador to New Zealand, Wang Lutong, and the Chinese Embassy, Counsellor Qu Guangzhou firstly congratulated the Association on the establishment of the Chinese Young Scientist Award and Dr Zhong Runyang on winning the award. Counsellor Qu noted that by continually achieving 'firsts', the China - New Zealand relationship has, over a long time, become a model in various fields for China's relations with developed countries.Scientific and technological cooperation is an important part of ChinaNew Zealand relations.The deepening of cooperation between the two countries in scientific and technological innovation has achieved fruitful results.Counsellor Qu hoped that the establishment of the Young Scientists Award and the New Zealand China Hi Tech Innovation Center will further advance cooperation and exchanges in the fields of scientific and technological innovation, and deepen friendship between the two peoples.
MP Yang Jian noted that that New Zealand is a multicultural country, and that Chinese scientists here are active in cooperating with China to make an important contribution to the promotion of exchanges and pragmatic cooperation between researchers and research institutions of the two countries.
The New Zealand Chinese Scientists Association, established in 2001, mainly consists of Chinese scholars with Ph.D degrees working in New Zealand. Currently, the Association has over 200 members. Under the initiative, and with the support of the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand and the Consulate General in Auckland, the Association began preparing for the establishment of the New Zealand Chinese Youth Scientist Award in early 2017. Each year, the Fund will support 1-3 outstanding Chinese young scientists to engage in scientific and technological cooperation with China and entrepreneurial trips and activities.

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