Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Secretary of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences（CAS）.
Dr. HUAI is a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee. He once served as President of Beihang University, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and Deputy Secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee. As a computer software expert, Dr. HUAI works on software theory, network software system technology and research. He had presided over several national significant research programs and got remarkable achievements. With his major innovative contributions to network software design, software operation & development as well as communications security, Dr. HUAI was awarded the second prize of the National Award for Technological Invention and the second prize of the National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology.
AbstractScience and technology are revolutionary forces that contribute to the development of human society. As important as STI, science popularization is the fundamental way to give full play to the potential of science and technology as the primary productive forces. In order to respond to the current challenges and build a community with shared future for mankind, public science literacy needs to be improved. Taking the promotion of public science literacy as its national mission, China has committed herself to this in a unique "Chinese Practice" that is people-centered, oriented towards openness, sharing and exchanges, with extensive involvement of the society. A new round of S&T revolution and industrial transformation has opened up unprecedented opportunities and challenges for human development. There are still individuals and nations that are far from fully enjoying the benefits brought by S&T progress. We must work together to strengthen strategic guidance, cultivate future talents, build an enabling environment, and expand open cooperation, so as to promote the continuous improvement of public science literacy across the world. China is willing to join hands with the international community to open up a new realm of cooperation on science literacy promotion and to jointly build a shared and better future for mankind.