On January 9, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) and Dassault Systèmes signed a strategic cooperation agreement, coinciding with the first state visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to China. The agreement was witnessed by both Macron and China’s President Xi Jinping.
Under the agreement, the two parties will cooperate in digitization, intelligent manufacturing, and software, with CASC utilizing Dassault’s 3DEXPERIENCE platform. According to CASC, these efforts are aimed at achieving China’s “Made in China 2025” vision, which seeks to boost the country’s high-tech manufacturing sector. At the same time, Dassault will be a founding member of the new France-China Business Council, which consists of major corporations from both countries who will work to strengthen industry cooperation.
“France and China are major stakeholders in a new world where an industrial renaissance is emerging,” said Sylvain Laurent, Executive Vice President, Global Field Operations (Asia-Oceania), Worldwide Business Transformation, Dassault Systèmes. “Dassault Systèmes’ partnership with CASC, signed in the presence of the Presidents of France and of China, as well as our participation in the France-China Business Council, will help drive cooperation between the two countries for industrial and societal transformation. After all, these milestones are rooted in a common commitment to nurture innovation for a more sustainable future.”