|Jiang talks science, technology with visiting US official (11/27/2001)|
Chinese President Jiang Zemin met in Beijing on Monday with Dr. Neal Lane, former assistant to the US president for science and technology policy.
President Jiang and Lane exchanged views on the world's science and technology development trends and Sino-US cooperation in the fields of economy, science and technology.
Jiang noted that China is the world's largest developing country while the US is the largest developed country. The two countries complement each other in economic fields and have great potential for scientific and technological cooperation, he said.
"We welcome more friends from the US scientific and technological circles and entrepreneurs to cooperate with their Chinese counterparts," he said.
He said that reinforced cooperation between the two countries in political, economic, scientific and technological and other fields are of great significance for maintaining the world's stability and development.
He expressed the hope that Lane will make new contributions to Sino-US friendship and exchanges in the field of science and technology.
Lane said that the changes in China have greatly impressed him. Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the US and China, the two countries have had a wide range of cooperation, including in the field of science and technology, and such cooperation should be further promoted.