Xinhua News Agency, Shanghai, and October 31st (Reporters: Du Kang and Zhou Lin)
Science and Technology, for the Common Destiny of Mankind. The "Shanghai Initiative" was released at the 2nd World Laureates Forum, which just concluded. The WLA International Joint Laboratory Base was unveiled, and projects such as the WLA Science Community were signed.
From October 29th to October 31st, the “strongest brains” gathered at Shanghai Lingang Dishui Lake. Nearly 70 laureates of Nobel Prize, Turing Award, Wolf Prize, Lasker Prize, and Fields Medal, more than 10 members of the CAS and CAE, and more than 100 outstanding young scientists from around the world discussed the possibilities of science and technology.
How to treat basic research and applied research? How to cultivate the scientific spirit of youth? Is human being the highest form of life on earth? Will humans create creatures smarter than us? Does science and technology develop too fast and pose a threat to society? Does science will definitely bring happiness? At the 2nd World Laureates Forum, scientists discussed many propositions.
The forum has closed, but the scientific spirit remained. At the closing ceremony, "Science and Technology, for the Common Destiny of Mankind - The 2nd World Laureates Shanghai Initiative" was released. The Initiative reaffirmed the concern and emphasis on the basic science, a transformative source of society; emphasized that the concept of openness, cooperation and the community of science and technology is still the decisive foundation for supporting scientific development; called for the support for young scientists worldwide; and building a healthy global scientific ecosystem. The initiative proposes that science and technology and scientists benefiting the future of mankind should take on more responsibilities, which can be used as a cornerstone to create a better technology management model.
In addition, WU Qing, the deputy mayor of Shanghai, and Michael Levitt, the vice chairman of the World Laureates Association, unveiled the WLA International Joint Laboratory Base. The Lingang Administration Committee of the Shanghai FTZ, Lingang Group, the World Laureates Association and other organizations and enterprises have signed cooperation projects such as the WLA Science Community.
According to reports, on the one hand, the Science Community is equipped with communication centers and laboratories to provide a convenient communication; on the other hand, it is a link between domestic and international institutions, and supporting facilities such as housing are also being constructed simultaneously.
The 2nd World Laureates Forum is organized by the Shanghai Municipal People's Government and initiated by the World Laureates Association.