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Official Launch Ceremony of IYC2011 in China

Activity by Can Zhang   |   added on Apr 22, 2011   |   China Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): Chinese Chemical Society

The launch ceremony of the international year of chemistry held in the great hall of the people, Beijing, China on April 9. Chinese Chemical Society, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, The Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China, Association of International Chemical Manufacturers co-organize the laun

The launch ceremony of the international year of chemistry held in the great hall of the people, Beijing, China on April 9. Chinese Chemical Society, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, The Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China, Association of International Chemical Manufacturers co-organize the launch ceremony. State Councilor Liu Yandong, President of Chinese Academy of Sciences Chunli Bai, President of Chinese Chemical Society Jiannian Yao and 730 attendees from research Institutes, Universities and Chemical Industries attend the ceremony. Liu Yandong has called on Chinese chemists to seek technological breakthroughs regarding energy consumption, as the country looks to develop its economy through greener means. Chemistry scientists should make key technologies the focus of their study and strengthen their innovation capability, She urged researchers to boost the development of China's strategic burgeoning industries, which refer to a spectrum of sectors that include new energy resources, new materials, and electronic information and bio-pharmaceutical technologies. Liu also called on chemists to contribute to China's drive to tackle issues related to global climate change, food security and environmental pollution. The Organization Committee announced the activities planned in China.
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