On April 6, Hu Heping, Governor of Shaanxi provice met with Long Guilu, Chairman of Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies(AAPPS)and other guests from home and abroad attending the Enlarged Meeting of AAPPS in Xi’an. Zhang Daohong, Vice Governor of Shaanxi province and Wang Shuguo, President of Xi’an Jiaotong University also attended the meeting.
Hu Heping said, science and education resources in Shaanxi are very abundant as there are 108 colleges and universities,less than 1000 various scientific research institutes, and more than 90 national and provincial key laboratories in Shaanxi. In recent years, Shaanxi Provincial Party Committee and Shaanxi Provincial Government have achieved fruitful results in transformation of scientific and technological achievements and in its technological innovation campaign. Physics is a fundamental scientific discipline, and it has great influence on development and innovation of science and technology. The successful enlarged meeting of AAPPS definitely will boost the progression of physics discipline in Shaanxi. Hu Heping hopes that AAPPS would strengthen its cooperation with universities and scientific research institutes in Shaanxi.
Long Guilu said, AAPPS is one of the world's three most famous physics societies. During the enlarged meeting, attendees will exchange ideas on the latest advances in the field of physics as well as the reform and development of AAPPS.
Chen Guoqiang, General Secretary of Shaanxi Provincial Government，Yao Hongjuan, General Director of Shaanxi Foreign Affairs Office, also attended the meeting.