On the afternoon of August 16th, China Minmetals Corporation Deputy General Manager & Party Group Member and MCC Group & MCC Party Committee Secretary & MCC Group General Manager Zhang Zhaoxiang and his delegation visited Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Party Group Member and Secretary General Deng Maicun at Chinese Academy of Sciences Holdings Co., Ltd. (CAS Holdings). Both sides held an in-depth exchange of opinions and reached a consensus on further enhancing their communication and cooperation, and jointly boosting the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between CAS Holdings and MCC Group.
Zhang Zhaoxiang first gave a brief introduction to the development situation of the new China Minmetals, pointing out that following the strategic reorganization of the two Fortune Global 500 companies the China Minmetals Corporation and MCC Group, the new China Minmetals is now one of three state-owned enterprises to hold the full range of financial licenses; it follows the target of “walking for three steps, two doubling”, enjoys steady growth in business scale and sets new historical records for economic benefits in the same period. Currently, the new China Minmetals manages assets of RMB 1.68 trillion and it is the only state-owned capital investment company in the metal and mineral industries in China. As a national innovative enterprise, MCC Group holds more than 20,000 valid patents in total, ranking 4th among state-owned enterprises for four consecutive years, and has won the China Patent Gold Award for three consecutive years. In recent years, in accordance with the strategic orientation of being the “national team of metallurgical construction, the main force of capital construction and the pacesetter of emerging industries, insisting on taking the road of high-tech and high-quality development in the long term”, MCC Group has successfully realized its transformation and upgrading, focused on capital construction, emerging industries, etc., and undertaken a batch of infrastructure and emerging industry projects including expressways, super high-rise buildings, characteristic towns, healthcare industry, theme parks, comprehensive pipe galleries, ecological engineering and so on.
Zhang Zhaoxiang said that adherence to scientific and technological innovation in order to seize the scientific and technological commanding height is the key work in the next reform and development step of MCC Group, They will boost the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement with CAS Holdings as soon as possible, further strengthen the strategic partnership between MCC, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and CAS Holdings, take the opportunity to carry out high-level all-round connection and cooperation, and give full play to the advantages of a large-scale state-owned enterprise in technology, management, capital, etc. so as to actively take part in the planned scientific and technological innovation and Science and Technology Park and Science and Education Park with CAS Holdings and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and jointly compose a new chapter of hi-tech and high-quality development.
Deng Maicun welcomed Zhang Zhaoxiang and his delegation on behalf of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and CAS Holdings, and briefly introduced their basic situations. Established in 1949, the Chinese Academy of Sciences integrates scientific research institutes, schools and educational institutions, possesses 12 branches, over 100 scientific research institutes and 3 universities in total, follows the development strategy of “establishment by democracy, prosperity by openness and rejuvenation by talent”, maintains a complete natural disciplinary system, stands at the world’s advanced level in terms of the overall level of several disciplines, enjoys a suitable position for entering the world’s first ranks in certain fields and directions, and holds a place as an irreplaceable national strategic scientific and technological power providing solutions to major issues concerning the national overall situation and long-term development. Established with approval by the State Council and as the first state-owned public service unit and operating state-owned asset management company, CAS Holdings exercises investors’ rights for state-owned operative assets on behalf of CAS and undertakes corresponding responsibility for value hedge and increments within wholly-owned, shareholding and joint-stock companies affiliated with CAS. With registered capital of RMB 5.1 billion, CAS Holdings had total assets of about RMB 500 billion by the end of 2017.
Deng Maicun stressed that the Chinese Academy of Sciences and CAS Holdings will further enhance their communication and cooperation with the China Minmetals Corporation and MCC Group, resolve the relevant scientific and technological demands and problems with the strong scientific research power of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and carry out in-depth collaboration on jointly promoting the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, associated research and development, and the establishment of an innovation center. On the basis of complementary advantages, he hopes that the Chinese Academy of Sciences, CAS Holdings, China Minmetals Corporation and MCC Group will advance hand in hand to achieve win-win cooperation and mutual benefits.
Both sides also reached a consensus on recent arrangements for specific connection between related departments and units, and promoting the signing of a strategic cooperation agreement between CAS Holdings and MCC Group.
The meeting was attended by MCC Group & MCC Party Committee Deputy Secretary and MCC Vice-President Wang Shilei, MCC Group & MCC Party Committee Standing Committee Member and MCC Vice-President Qu Yang, related CAS Holdings personnel Wang Wenjie, Li Manwen, Zhao Xu and Zheng Zhigang, and relevant personnel of MCC Group and its subsidiaries Wang Wei, Jin Dewei, Yao Jinchuan, Wang Yi and Zhou Zongyong.