Thailand and China pledge closer economic and social cooperation going into 2020

CHIANG MAI (NNT) – The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) have launched a ’think-tank’ seminar promoting bilateral social studies and enhancement of national development using innovation, technology and creativity.

The NRCT Deputy Secretary General Wiparat De-ong and CASS Vice President Gao Peiyong today presided over the opening of the second Thailand-China seminar on Thailand-China economic cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.

This seminar serves as an exchange platform between Thai and Chinese academics and experts on action against poverty; investment cooperation between China and Thailand; human resources and innovation development. It also serves to create a cooperative network on social studies, education and academic discussion on important topics. Outcomes from this seminar will be used in both countries’ academic fields and as suggestions for national development.

Thailand and China have enjoyed an enhancement of relations as strategic partners, with the Thai government’s 4.0 policy being in keeping with the Belt and Road Initiative by the Chinese government; on national development towards an innovation-led society; the manufacturing sector’s shift towards innovative products and the positioning of the industrial sector to advance the country using technology, creativity and innovation.

The NRCT and CASS have been promoting cooperative social studies between Thailand and China through exchanges of researchers, joint research projects, publication exchanges and the organization of annual seminars hosted alternately by the two countries.

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