Five foreign experts were awarded the annual international
scientific and technological cooperation award of China on Friday
for their outstanding contributions to China's scientific
They are Wolf-Dieter Dudenhausen from Germany, Evert Jacobsen
from the Netherlands, Mu-ming Poo and Neville Agnew from the United
States and David Evans from the United Kingdom.
Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Xu
Guanhua said at the award-giving ceremony, "They have made
outstanding contributions to China in scientific advancement over
the past decade."
"As a developing country, China should enhance its innovation
ability, while learning from outstanding scientific achievements
and experience of other countries and encouraging more substantive
academic exchanges and research cooperation with developed
countries," Xu said.
On behalf of all the recipients, Dudenhausen said they would
make further contributions to worldwide cooperation in science and
technology and to friendship among all countries.
Dudenhausen has vigorously advanced the German-China scientific
and technological cooperation since 1980s.
Jacobsen initiated the project of Potato Genome Sequencing
Consortium and invited the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
to be the first international partner of the consortium.
As the first foreign director in charge of the Institute of
Neuroscience under the Chinese Academy
of Sciences, Poo insists on originality and uniqueness in
scientific research. He has encouraged and mobilized fellow
investigators to aim their research toward key scientific
Agnew was among the first group of foreign scientists to work
for Chinese heritage protection. He works to solve the problem of
preserving wall paintings in the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang.
Evans cooperated with his Chinese partners to industrialize new
chemical materials, with a total value of 300 million yuan (US$37.5
China established the award in 1994. A total of 45 foreign
scientists, technology and management experts have won the
(Xinhua News Agency March 25, 2006)