China Association for Science and Technology
The China Association for Science and Technology (CAST; simplified Chinese: 中国科学技术协会; "Zhōngguó Kēxué Jìshù Xiéhuì") is a mass organization of Chinese scientists and engineers, which is composed of multiple national professional societies and hundreds of branches at various local and international levels. CAST was formed in September 1958 through the merger of the All-China Federation of Natural Science Societies and the All-China Association for Science Popularization. Its stated goal is to act as a link between the science and technology community and the Chinese Communist Party and government. CAST is a constituent member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC). Wan Gang is the current president of the national committee of CAST.
In December 2003, CAST established the Help Our Motherland through Elite Intellectual Resources from Overseas Program (HOME, also known as "Haizhi") in concert with the Organization Department of the Chinese Communist Party and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. The goal of HOME has been to recruit overseas science and technology talent for technology transfer purposes. Since 2014, CAST has established a series of "offshore entrepreneurial bases" in multiple countries that have been described as a "hub-and-spoke model where a base in China incubates and commercializes innovative ideas sourced from a network of offshore innovation centers in foreign countries."
Science & Technology Review was begun in 1980 in the United States and now is the journal of China Association for Science & Technology (CAST). Charged by CAST, Science & Technology Review is edited and published by Science & Technology Review Society.
- "China Association for Science and Technology". english.cast.org.cn. Archived from the original on 9 January 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.
- Gorham, Douglas; Nwulu, Nnamdi (20 January 2020). Engineering Education through Social Innovation: The Contribution of Professional Societies. Springer Nature. p. 53. ISBN 978-3-030-39006-8.
- Hannas, William C.; Mulvenon, James; Puglisi, Anna B. (14 June 2013). Chinese Industrial Espionage: Technology Acquisition and Military Modernisation. Routledge. pp. 45, 97. ISBN 978-1-135-95261-7. OCLC 1081421916.
- Bowe, Alexander; Lloyd-Damnjanovic, Anastasya (7 October 2020). "Overseas Chinese Students and Scholars in China's Drive for Innovation" (PDF). United States-China Economic and Security Review Commission. p. 20. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 October 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
- "Units the CPPCC Composed of". english1.english.gov.cn. Archived from the original on 18 October 2020. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
- "China Association for Science and Technology President". China Association for Science and Technology. Retrieved 18 October 2020.
- Spear, Andrew (3 August 2020), Hannas, William C.; Tatlow, Didi Kirsten (eds.), "Serve the Motherland While Working Overseas", China’s Quest for Foreign Technology (1 ed.), Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, 2021. |: Routledge, pp. 21–37, doi:10.4324/9781003035084-3, ISBN 978-1-003-03508-4, OCLC 1153338764CS1 maint: location (link)
- "China Association for Science and Technology". english.cast.org.cn. Archived from the original on 4 February 2014. Retrieved 28 February 2014.