On May 14th, in order to implement the work plan and working mechanism for promoting the construction of the Chengdu－Chongqing twin-city economic circle, Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences and Chongqing Academy of Social Sciences signed an agreement of comprehensive strategic cooperation in Chengdu to build a cooperation platform for Sichuan and Chongqing high-end think tank institutions.
Li Houqiang, Secretary of the Committee of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences of CPC, and Tang Qingyang, Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group of Chongqing Academy of Social Sciences, delivered speeches respectively. Xiang Baoyun, President of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, presided over the signing ceremony. Zheng Tai'an, Hu Xueju and Yao Leye, vice presidents of Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, and Zhang Bo, Wang Sheng and Jiang Pengqiao, vice presidents of Chongqing Academy of Social Sciences, attended the meeting.
According to the agreement, the two institutes will integrate the resources, strengthen joint research, improve research quality and improve service decision-making ability to provide intellectual support for the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing twin-city economic circle and regional sustainable coordinated development.
The two sides believe that serving major national strategies and local economic and social development is an important task of social science research institutions and the responsibility and mission of new type think tanks. Both parties should adhere to the principles of resource sharing, platform co-construction, and win-win cooperation to gather the research strength of Sichuan and Chongqing social science circles, deepen exchanges and cooperation in the fields of think tank construction, discipline cultivation, academic exchange, talent training, etc., strengthen intellectual integration, broaden research horizons, improve the level of consulting achievements, and actively promote the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing twin-city economic circle and regional sustainable coordinated development.
The two sides agreed to co-organize academic activities and take turns hosting the "Chengdu-Chongqing Twin-city Economic Circle Academic Symposium" to support their research institutions and academic journal organizations to carry out various academic exchange activities around the high-quality development of Sichuan and Chongqing; They agreed to organized forces to conduct investigations and researches on the overall importance, strategy, perspectiveness and related key and difficult issues related to the construction of the Chengdu-Chongqing twin-city economic circle; they agreed to jointly build the research team, and the major research groups of both sides are encouraged to attract researchers from each other to join in and huge supports will be provided for the joint teams to declare projects and carry out research.Besides, they reached a consensus on more aspects.