Shanghai Overseas Economics &Technology Promotion Association


Shanghai Overseas Economics &Technology Promotion Association

Shanghai Overseas Economics &Technology Promotion Association


With the support of Shanghai municipal people's government, Shanghai Overseas Economics & Technology Promotion Association (SOPA) was established in November,1988 to promote China’s economic and technological cooperation with foreign countries. 

SOPA is a voluntary, non-profit, professional social organization which is dedicated to the cooperation of economy, technology and culture at home and abroad with relevant enterprises, institutions and individuals specialized in economy and trade, science and technology all over the world. It is under the leadership of Shanghai Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, and supervised and administrated by Shanghai Community Administration. SOPA is an AAAA social organization assessed by Shanghai Community Administration. 

Yuan Xue is elected as the fifth chairman and Dr. Lili Zhang works as vice chairman & general secretary. 

In order to promote the prosperous future development of SOPA, the council has proposed the development strategy of innovation and market-oriented development , which is to realize and promote the strategy of "1 + N". It aims to the establishment of an academic professional committee, which is affiliated to SOPA and several different sectors of professional committees.  It gives full play to the function and specialty of each professional committee to jointly promote the development of SOPA.

Currently, the strategic structure of "1 + 5” has emerged. Here I refers to the establishment of the Shanghai Overseas Economics & Technology Promotion Association, Pujiang Academic Promotion Professional Committee (also known as SOPAPA). “5” means five different sectors of professional committees. N1 is Shanghai Overseas Economics & Technology Promotion Association, Science & Technology Innovation Technology Promotion Professional Committee (SOPASI). N2 is Shanghai Overseas Economics & Technology Promotion Association, Manufacturing Technology Promotion Professional Committee(SOPAMT). N3 is Shanghai Overseas Economics & Technology Promotion Association, Intelligent Health Technology Promotion Professional Committee (SOPAIH). N4 is Shanghai Overseas Economics & Technology Promotion Association, Education & Culture Technology Promotion Professional Committee (SOPAEC).N5 is Shanghai Overseas Economics & Technology Promotion Association, Modern Services Technology Promotion Professional Committee (SOPAMS).

SOPA will adhere to the principle of being objective and open, abide by the constitution, obey the tenet of social morality and custom and give full play to the advantages of the platform and make friends at home and abroad. Based on the reliable social background, senior professional academic committee and the leading enterprise and individual members in a wide range of industries, SOPA focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship , intelligent manufacturing, big health and Internet plus. 

SOPA serves as a platform to provide professional information, consulting services and activities for members. SOPA will make contributions to the development of Shanghai’s and the national economic construction through undertaking the entrusted activities of relevant authorities, uniting members and contacting extensively with related societies, enterprises, institutions and individuals, communicating relevant information both at home and abroad and promoting technological cooperation and exchanges.


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