EU and China to step up science co-operation

China and the EU have endorsed a joint statement on co-operation in space exploitation and science and technology development.

During the eighth China-EU summit held on 5 September 2005, both sides confirmed their intention to strengthen the EU-China Science and Technology partnership signed in 2000 and renewed in 2004. 

They also called for “detailed talks on the conditions related to the participation of Chinese enterprises in the Galileo operation concessionaire”. 

A series of high impact science and technology events will take place during the ‘China-EU science and technology year’ in 2006. 

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