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In 1998, the European Community and the People's Republic of China signed an agreement to deepen their cooperation in the field of Science and Technology. Before extending it for another period of 5 years, the EC commissioned independent experts to review the S&T cooperation, as foreseen in the agreement.
This review shows that the EC - China S&T cooperation between 2004 and 2008 increased considerably both in terms of participation and of thematic areas covered. The move towards a strategic EC-China S&T partnership scheme with key priority areas is probably the most important development during the reviewed period.
To attain this result, the S&T cooperation agreement has played a pivotal role, and has proved to be an efficient tool in establishing an effective policy dialogue on S&T between the EC and China.
The authors of the report recommend extending the EC-China S&T agreement for another 5 years (starting December 2009) and provide recommendations on how best to enhance future S&T cooperation.

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Authors: HORVAT M, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE);LUNDIN N, European Commission, DG Research, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2008. 95 pp, free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: KI-80-08-437-EN-N)
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