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President Hu attends conference of science, engineering experts

(Xinhua)

08:10, June 12, 2012

The 16th Congress of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the 11th Congress of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) is held in Beijing, capital of China, June 11, 2012. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

BEIJING, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday joined over 1,200 science and engineering experts of the country's two leading think tanks attending their biennial conference.

The experts advise the government and industries on key scientific and technological issues, and are all from the 723-member Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the 774-member Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), which group the country's most prestigious scientists and engineers.

Hu attended and addressed the opening ceremony of the conference Monday morning.

Also present at the ceremony were senior state leaders Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Zhou Yongkang.

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