The following document is the 2022 budget of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, a state-run body of professional Chinese engineers that provides technology policy advice to the Chinese government and runs laboratories focused on applied technology research.
The Chinese source text is available online at: https://www.cae.cn/cae/html/files/2022-03/24/20220324141839045925911.pdf
An archived version of the Chinese source text is available online at: https://perma.cc/HDF3-HXET
U.S. $1 ≈ 6.7 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (RMB), as of July 14, 2022.
I. Overview of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
(i) Ministerial Responsibilities
The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) is the highest honorable and advisory academic institution in the field of engineering science and technology (S&T) in China. It is a ministerial-level institution directly under the State Council and is committed to promoting the development of engineering S&T. According to the Chinese Academy of Engineering Charter, it mainly performs the following duties:
- To implement the basic theories, basic line, and basic strategies of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and major strategic deployments of the country, to organize research and discuss major, key issues in the field of engineering S&T, to integrate national economic and social development schemes and plans, to develop and apply engineering S&T, and to submit reports and recommendations;
- To organize and carry out strategic research on important national engineering S&T issues, provide consultation on decision-making, accept commissions from the government and relevant parties, and provide consultation on major engineering S&T development schemes, plans, programs, and their implementation;
- To promote the unity and cooperation of national engineering S&T circles, promote the sustained improvement of China’s level of engineering S&T and the construction of engineering S&T teams, and encourage the growth of outstanding talents;
- To organize and carry out academic exchanges and cooperation in the field of engineering S&T, represent the Chinese engineering S&T community, and participate in corresponding international organizations and related international academic activities;
- To carry forward the spirit of science, disseminate scientific ideas, advocate for advanced scientific culture, maintain the morality and dignity of science, and popularize S&T knowledge.
(ii) Institutional Configuration
CAE is composed of academicians. The Conference of Academicians (院士大会) is the highest authority of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The permanent leading body during the period when the Conference is not in session is the CAE presidium. Executive meetings of the academy under the leadership of the presidium preside over and handle day-to-day work. The administrative office of the Chinese Academy of Engineering is a CAE institution that comprises a general office (Party Committee for Subordinate Organs [机关党委]), a first bureau, a second bureau, a third bureau, an international cooperation bureau (Office of Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan Affairs) and other institutions. The CAE Strategic Consulting Center (中国工程院战略咨询中心) is set up under CAE and is a category-2 public welfare legal institution under CAE.
The ministerial budget of CAE is composed of the two second-level budgetary units of CAE itself (a public institution1 managed with reference to the Civil Servant Law2) and the Strategic Consulting Center (a self-financed public institution).
II. CAE 2022 Ministerial Budget
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- Translator’s note: “Public institutions” (事业单位) are organizations created and led by PRC government departments that provide social services. Unlike state-owned enterprises (SOEs), public institutions do not create material products and do not generate income. Public institutions are not considered government agencies, and their employees are not civil servants. Most public institutions are fully or partially government-funded, but some fully privately funded (but still government-led) public institutions exist. Public institutions typically provide services in areas such as education, science and technology, culture, health, and sanitation.
- Translator’s note: A “public institution managed with reference to the Civil Servant Law” (参照公务员法管理事业单位; 参公管理事业单位; 参公事业单位) is, like other “public institutions” (事业单位), a PRC non-government organization that is controlled by the government, typically receives some or all of its funding from the state, and provides public services. Public institutions managed with reference to the Civil Servant Law differ from “ordinary public institutions” (一般事业单位) in that their employees, although not civil servants, are managed in accordance with the PRC Civil Servant Law.