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Chemical Associations in China jointly kick-off International Year of Chemistry in Beijing

Activity by Matt Lu   |   added on Jul 14, 2011   |   China Official_iyc_logo

Sponsor(s): AICM, CPCIF, CCS, CIECS

April 9, 2011, Association of International Chemical Manufactures (AICM) jointly hosted the China International Year of Chemistry Kick-off Meeting with China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, China Chemical Society, and Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China in the Great Hall of People in Beijing, China.

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April 9, 2011, Association of International Chemical Manufactures (AICM) jointly hosted the China International Year of Chemistry Kick-off Meeting with China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation, China Chemical Society, and Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China in the Great Hall of People in Beijing, China. State councilor, Liu Yandong, Former Member of Standing Committee of Political Bureau, Gu Xiulian, President of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Bai Chunli, Party Secretary, vice chairman of Chinese Technology Association, Deng Nan, Chinaman of CPCIF, Li Yongwu, Chinaman of AICM, Dr. Yu Dahai attended the meeting. Over 730 participants from academic, foreign and domestic enterprises, chemical organizations attended the meeting.  

 

Liu Yandong addressed during the meeting: the Chemical industry in China should develop new technologies to increase core competency, to further enhance the development on new energy, new material, information system, and biochemical. The industry should intensify the development on capacity building, extend international cooperation and exchange program, actively response to global challenge on climate change, food safety and pollution, thus contribute to the development of Chinese technical advancement, and the advancement of socialization in China. She pointed out, through “China International Year of Chemistry” series of events, we should popularize scientific knowledge, encourage development on scientific studies, help citizens to learn chemistry knowledges, and build a better and harmonized life.

 

Dr. Yu Dahai address, chemistry not only created a modern life style globally, but also help contributed to the safety of human being. Chemical industry has committed to the safe, responsible and sustainable management system, which was implemented throughout the product life cycle, the practice of Responsible Care worldwide among the chemical industry has kept continue improvements on environmental, health and safety globally. Since AICM setup its presence in China, we have been dedicated to  promote and implement Responsible Care concept, under the support and active engagement from industry organizations, governmental departments, and many international and domestic enterprises, the development of Responsible Care have made significant progress. Dr. Yu introduced, AICM will actively engage to the “International Year of Chemistry” and host a series of events in China, including Open to Public Day, University Campaign, the 4th Responsible Care Conference, Responsible Care training, etc.       

 

 

 

The year 2011 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Marie Sklodowska Curie, 2011 also marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the International Association of Chemical Societies. In December 2008 the UN General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry. The goals of IYC2011 are to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, to encourage interest in chemistry among young people, and to generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry.


Topic: celebrating chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, general public, professors, educators, research scientists, universities, industrial chemists, women chemists, educational institutions
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