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The China-New Zealand Scientist Exchange Programme Launch Ceremony held in Wellington
2015/05/25

On May 20, the China-New Zealand Scientist Exchange Programme Launch Ceremony was held at the Royal Society of New Zealand (RSNZ). RSNZ Chief Executive Dr Andrew Cleland, Manager of the International Relationships of New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Ms Karla Falloon, representative of the Science and Technology Exchange Center of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China Deputy Director Li Ning, Head of the Science and Technology Section of the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand Mr Xie Chengsuo, Director of the Contemporary China Research Center in New Zealand Professor Bo Zhiyue, representative from the New Zealand organisation hosting the Chinese scientist and GNS expert Dr Matt Gerstenberger attended the ceremony and delivered speeches. Following the launch, ten young scientists selected by China will commence their research at the Crown Research Institutes, New Zealand universities for a 4-6 week period. The Programme's goal is to promote exchanges between young scientists from China and New Zealand. This will act to enhance friendship between the two countries and encourage young scientists to participate in the science and technology cooperation programme, laying a foundation for long-term New Zealand - China science and technology cooperation.

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