Cooperation between China and Russia in science and technology can benefit both nations, said Vice Minister of Science and Technology Ma Songde on Tuesday.
"China and Russia have witnessed continued cooperation in science and technology and the two governments have outlined many projects on scientific and technological cooperation concerning energy, information, biology and materials," Ma said during online discussions with netizens on the official Year of Russia in China website -- www.2006rus.com.
Russia enjoys advanced technology in aerospace and China has established a comprehensive scientific research system in this sphere. Meanwhile, China has its advantage in information technology.
Ma is also promoting activities between the two countries which include academic exchanges, scientific and technological exhibitions and personnel exchanges, especially communications between the young scientists of both nations.
"These activities will play a positive role in promoting the scientific and technological cooperation between China and Russia," Ma noted.
(Xinhua News Agency August 16, 2006)