Chinese Vice President Li Yuanchao said Monday the nation's technological development can benefit from the cooperation with foreign scientists.
Li made the remarks when delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the 8th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM).
Li said the Chinese government supports international exchanges and cooperation in science and technology, adding China will work with other nations to boost the development of industrial and applied mathematics.
The vice president stressed that China's innovation-driven development strategy and new type of industrialization have created opportunities for the development of science and technology, including mathematics.
He urged Chinese scientists to conduct academic exchanges and cooperate with foreign counterparts in research as well as contribute to the progress of science, technology and civilization.
More than 3,000 participants from 70-plus countries and regions, including scientists and entrepreneurs, took part in the congress, which is being held in China for the first time.
The event, which will last until Aug. 14, includes lectures and symposia.
The applied math congress has been held every four years since 1987, when the first event was held in Paris.