China Is Halting Science Cooperation With Russia

Президент РАН заявил, что Китай "поставил на паузу" сотрудничество с академией, TACC

[Google translation] "Partners of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) from China "paused" cooperation with the academy, freezing the development of previously discussed projects. This was announced on Thursday by the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Sergeev during the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Digital International Relations - 2022", which is being held at MGIMO.

"If we are talking about the southern or eastern directions, unfortunately, I can directly say that our Chinese scientific colleagues also paused, and over the past month we have not been able to enter into such serious discussions, despite the fact that we had a wonderfully built cooperation with regular communication," Sergeev said."

"He added that in any case, we will have to return to normal cooperation, including in the field of science. "Therefore, it is very correct to behave in such a way that we ourselves do not succumb to provocations, do not break off relations, still try to save what we have where we can save it," the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences added.

According to Sergeev, the RAS continues contacts with those scientists who want to cooperate. But when it comes to agencies and academies of sciences in other countries, the situation is very complicated. As the head of the Russian Academy of Sciences noted, "there has never been such a situation."

"Our colleagues, heads of the academies of sciences of a number of countries, simply refuse to contact. Moreover, after exchanging various proposals, holding meetings, of course, on the Internet, various discussions, they simply postpone or disrupt these events, saying that the academy of sciences is also an organization that is in the political field, that "it is very difficult for us to do this, we are forbidden to do this," Sergeyev said.

As a result, according to him, the RAS has now frozen relations with most of the academies of sciences with which it had excellent cooperation. Among them are very important partners - the German Academy of Sciences "Leopoldina", the French Academy of Sciences and the US National Academy of Sciences."

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