Top leaders attend science summit
Updated: 2006-06-05 12:35
Top Chinese leaders, including Chinese President and General Secretary of the
Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee Hu Jintao, attended on Monday
the academician conference of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the
Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
The 13th conference of
academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of
Engineering opens in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing June 5, 2006.
Other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CPC
Central Committee who were present at the opening ceremony of the science summit
are Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Zeng Qinghong, Huang Ju, Wu Guanzheng,
Li Changchun and Luo Gan.
Vice Premier Huang Ju, 67, previously reported to
be hospitalized, also attended the conference alongside the other
eight Standing Committee members, Xinhua news agency said.
In March during the annual session of the National People's Congress, an NPC
spokesman confirmed Huang was hospitalized but is recovering well.
At the four-day conference, the CAS
is to revise its constitution, elect new leadership for its academic divisions,
and elect the seventh batch of its foreign associates. The CAE will elect a new
leadership for its presidium. A total of 20 senior engineers will be awarded the
Sixth Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize at the conference.
China's Vice-Premier Huang Ju
Academic workshops will also be held during the conference.
Under the CAS and CAE constitutions, the two academies must organize
conferences of Academicians once every two years. The CAS has 704 academicians
and foreign associates while the CAE has 701 academicians and foreign