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China, Russia Cooperate on High-tech Promotion

Liaoyang, a city in northeast China's Liaoning Province, and Tomsk, a famous university town in Russia, have signed agreement on building a high-tech development zone to materialize research achievement.

According to the agreement, both sides will cooperate on about 200 projects covering coating, new materials, wireless network, and chemical products. So far, implementation of the projects are proceeding smoothly.

Located in Liaoyang, the zone will apply research achievements from the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russian universities.

Sun Liangyuan, mayor of Liaoyang, said the government will encourage cooperation with overseas research institutes. "The city is trying to become the largest base for petrochemical products and chemical fibers in north China," said the mayor.

Government officials also pledged efficient service and favorable policies for the projects.

(Xinhua 03/07/2001)

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