Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
Divisions within MOST with a role or interest in biosecurity:
High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program)
In line with national objectives and market demands, the program addresses a number of cutting-edge high-tech issues of strategic importance including developing key technologies for the construction of China’s information infrastructure and key biological, agricultural and pharmaceutical technologies to improve the welfare of the Chinese people.
National Basic Research Program (973 Program)
The National Basic Research Program (also called 973 Program) is China’s on-going national keystone basic research program, which was approved by the Chinese government and is organized and implemented by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The strategic objectives of the 973 Program are to strengthen the original innovations and to address the important scientific issues concerning the national economic and social development at a deeper level and in a wider scope, so as to improve China’s capabilities of independent innovations and to provide scientific support for the future development of the country.
National Center for Biotechnology Development (CNCBD)
China National Center for Biotechnology Development (abbreviated as CNCBD in the following description) is an organization established under the Ministry of Science and Technology with the approval of the State Council. It is designed to serve as China’s first class management and coordination center and research center for biotechnology policy, project management, personnel training, and international information exchange center for biotechnology and bioindustry.