China and the Royal Society: Lasting impressions

Construction in China

In April 2007, the UK Office of Science and Innovation signed a bilateral agreement with the Chinese Ministry of Education, making funding available to establish a networking scheme which aimed to initiate and develop enduring partnerships between the UK and Chinese scientists.

Under the agreement, both sides agreed upon the need to bring together their top scientists in any field of science and technology. The implementing bodies in each country are the Royal Society and the China Scholarship Council. In this and many other ongoing scientific collaborations, the long history of mutual respect between the Royal Society and China continues.


Pamphlets, newsletters and reports (2003-2008)
In the twentieth century, collaboration between Chinese and European scientists and scientific organisations has continued to gain strength and support. A selection of printed reports about collaborations between the Royal Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences is on display.

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