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By Cui Jia | China Daily | Updated:2017-11-28 07:48Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been elected to the Chinese Academy of Engineering, one of the nations top scientific think tanks.He is among the 18 newly elected foreign academics at the academy, which already had 48 foreign members, the academy said on Monday.The academy and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are Chinas two top think tanks that advise government and industry on key scientific and technological issues.”Foreign academics can help enhance Chinas cooperation and exchanges with top engineers and research institutes worldwide,” Zhou Ji, president of the engineering academy, said on Monday.US billionaire Gates, 62, was nominated by the academys engineering management department for his work as chairman of TerraPower, a nuclear reactor design company he co-founded in 2008.He is the only nonacademic foreign academician elected this year. Among the foreigners who receive Chinas highest academic honors, 10 come from the US, three from the UK, three from Australia, one from Japan and one from Russia.Foreigners are eligible for lifetime membership to the academy if they have contributed to the development of or played an important role in promoting Chinas engineering, science and technology, the Chinese Academy of Engineering says on its website.The academy hosted a ceremony in Beijing on Monday honoring 67 new domestic academicians, with an average age of 56. New domestic and foreign academicians are selected every two years from academic institutions, research institutes, enterprises and hospitals.Eighteen of them are researchers and engineers working in enterprises and hospitals, including Wu Guangfei, vice-president of Commercial Aircraft Corp of China Ltd and the chief designer of the C919 – the domestically built airliner; as well as Dai Houliang, president of China Petrochemical Corp, who is also a petrochemical engineer.”Being an academician means that I need to take the lead in mastering the latest technologies and conducting research that can potentially help more people. It is a responsibility rather than a title,” said Qiao Jie, a gynecologist and obstetrician at Peking University Third Hospital.Photo481 toilets at tourists sites installed and renovated in NingxiaSelf-driving bus goes on worlds first trial run on public roadUnique and comfortable public toilets in ChinaNight views of Harbin through the lensTibetans take train home after pilgrimage or travellingTen photos from across China: Nov 24-30Profile: Xi Jinping and his eraDecoding Xis reportLatestCooperation necessary for success, leaders sayShared future concept embracedInvestigators name cause of fatal fire in TianjinEleven detained over deadly Tianjin fire that kills 10Xian-Chengdu high-speed trains to begin operation on Dec 6State Council NewsPremier visits Hungary, attends China-CEEC, SCO meetingsPremier Li values mutual language learning in China and CEECExclusiveDialogue links global political partiesHow expats are making their Chinese dream come trueForeigners give thumbs-up to Chinese DreamEditors picksThe dying craft of dyeing clothNewest submersible enters into serviceTen photos you dont wanna missTen photos from across China: Nov 24-30SpecialDiscovering HainanCPC encyclopediaBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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