Scholars of our school attended the 10th annual academic meeting and the transition meeting of China Soft Science Research Society

 
From April 10-11, 2015, the 10th annual academic meeting, 5th congress and 5th transition meeting of council of the China Soft Science Research Society was held in Beijing. Over 360 experts and scholars from 186 universities, enterprises and research groups attended the meeting. Prof. Feng Hua and Prof. Tang Fangcheng of our school were invited to attend the meeting.

At the meeting, Zhang Laiwu, Vice Minister of Science and Technology, was elected as the President of the 5th council of the China Soft Science Research Society. Gu Shengzu, Deputy Director of the Committee of Finance and Economy of the National People's Congress, was elected as a Vice President of the council. The meeting was going to added two people as Vice Presidents of the council, which were Liang Gui, Party Secretary-General of the Northwest Agricultural and Forest University, and Cao Jianguo, General Manager of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation. Their appointments still need approvals of Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, after applications of their superior departments. Prof. Feng Hua of our school was elected as a standing member of the council, and Prof. Feng Hua and Prof. Tang Fangcheng of our school was elected as a member of the council.

The meeting had academic exchanges with the theme of “Drive of innovation and government’s governance”. President Zhang Laiwu made a key presentation of “Drive of innovation and integration of urban and rural development”. He elaborated what is drive of innovation, how to implement innovation driven strategy, how the top-level design of innovation driven strategy can solve problems like lack of internal need, urban-rural dual structure and security of food quality. The meeting also had academic discussions about function of government, improvement of multi-layer capital market system, risk of One Belt and One Road. Prof. Feng Hua raise a question of “How to choose the path for implementation of innovation driven strategy, gradual reform or comprehensive breakthrough by top-level design?” to President Zhang Laiwu. President Zhang Laiwu considered that it needed think tank to implement innovation driven strategy, and it was also very important to make good top-level design.

China Soft Science Research Society is a nation-wide academic group, instructed by the Ministry of Science and Technology and united by institutions, groups, enterprises, experts and scholars of soft science research and administration in the fields of natural science, social science and engineering. Its aim is to unite strengths from all aspects to promote development of China’s soft science and relative consulting industry, serve reform and open-up policy, economic construction and social development, and accelerate democratic, scientific and institutional processes of China’s decision making in each layer. The School of Economics and Management of Beijing Jiaotong University is a group member of China Soft Science Research Society. Since the 18th Congress of the China Communist Party, scholars of our school have undertaken many national, provincial and ministerial science projects, such as national key social science project of “Study on scientific service industry” hosted by Prof. Feng Hua, Ministry of Communications project of “Study of developing strategy and policy orientation of modern communications”, and Beijing Municipal Government project of “Study on implementation of innovation driven strategy”. Many suggestions of scholars of our school have been adopted. For example, “Suggestion about construction of Zhongguancun National Innovation Special Region” was adopted by Achievement Bulletin of Beijing Municipal Government, “Implementation of innovation driven strategy needs precise force on scientific innovation service system” was adopted by Soft Science Bulletin of the Ministry of Science and Technology, “Suggestion about introducing social capital into transportation construction” raised by Prof. Rong Chao and Prof. Feng Hua was adopted by Achievement Bulletin of Beijing Municipal Government, “Cross-region railways are significant for the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei” was adopted by internal reference of the People’s Daily. A series of important achievements in soft science research of our school have make our school an important think tank leading transportation construction and economic social development.