According to the 2017-2018 Annual Work Plan adopted by the Eleventh Session of the Mainland and Macau Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation, China Science and Technology Exchange Center held the 2018 Mainland-Macau Science Popularization Cooperation and Exchange Work Conference in Jilin City, Jilin Province from December 10 to 12, 2017. Chan Wan Hei, member of the Administration Council of Macau Science and Technology Development Fund (FDCT) and more than 40 representatives of China Science and Technology Exchange Center, member institutions of the Science Popularization Working Group of the Mainland and Macau Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation and local organizations attended the conference.
The conference focused on discussing the mainland’s preparation to support the 2018 Macau Science and Technology Week and for Macau teachers and students to attend popular science summer camps in the mainland, suggesting that the two sides further strengthen science popularization cooperation and exchanges. In accordance with the work needs of the Macau side, China Science and Technology Exchange Center recommended more than 20 projects for exhibition from the mainland for the Macau Science and Technology Week, while the Macau side compared most of the exhibits. The two sides also discussed the activity arrangements, safety plan and content of the 8 summer popular science camps for Macau teachers and students to attend in the mainland.
The convening of this conference has laid a sound foundation for pushing forward mainland-Macau cooperation and exchanges in science popularization.