Ministry of Science and Technology (China)

Summary

Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国科学技术部
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Kēxué Jìshùbù
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Agency overview
Formed1958; 63 years ago (1958) (as Commission)
1998; 23 years ago (1998) (as Ministry)
Preceding agency
  • State Science and Technology Commission
Jurisdiction China
HeadquartersBeijing
Minister responsible
Parent agencyState Council
Websitehttp://www.most.gov.cn/

The Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China, formerly the State Science and Technology Commission, is the central government ministry which coordinates science and technology activities in the country.

It succeeded the State Science and Technology Commission in 1998. In 2018, MOST absorbed the functions of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs.[1]

List of Ministers

Wan Gang, the former Minister of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China.
No. Name Took office Left office
Director of State Science and Technology Commission
1 Nie Rongzhen 1958 1970
post abolished
2 Fang Yi March 1978 1985
3 Song Jian 1985 March 1998
Minister of Science and Technology
4 Zhu Lilan March 1998 February 2001
5 Xu Guanhua February 2001 April 2007
6 Wan Gang April 2007 March 2018
7 Wang Zhigang March 2018 Incumbent

See also

References

  1. ^ "2017 Budget of the Former State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs". Ministry of Science and Technology. Translated by Etcetera Language Group, Inc. July 20, 2018. Retrieved December 2, 2020.

External links

  • Official website