Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong met with 159 foreign researchers and 55 young foreign scientists at the Biophysics Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing Monday.
Liu extended sincere greetings to the researchers, who are employed by the CAS.
Liu said it is in the common interest of all nations to increase cooperation in science, to confront the challenges from financial crises and climate change, as well as food and energy security.
Liu said China attaches great importance to international science cooperation and exchange.
She said China will continue to create a favorable living and working environment for foreign scientists.