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China Classification Society marks 60th anniversary

China Classification Society has held a symposium in Beijing on 1 August 2016 to mark the organisation’s 60th anniversary.

He Jianzhong, vice minister of China’s transport ministry and Sun Licheng, chairman and president of CCS, were present and spoke on the need for CCS to entrench its position as a service-oriented and outward looking classification society both at home and abroad.

The vice minister He stressed that CCS should focus on raising the technology bar on specification standards, and introduce more stringent quality control and technical inspection, as well as accelerate international development for the organisation.

Sun, the top man at CCS, pointed out that the structural developments ahead for CCS would be in line with China’s 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), focusing on a few guiding principles such as “innovation, green shipping, transparency, internationalisation, modernisation, and service”.

At the 60th anniversary, CCS also signed strategic cooperation agreements with China Cosco Shipping Corp (Coscocs), China Merchants Group, China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC) and Dalian Maritime University

The agreements stipulated that the parties would work together on technology and innovation, R&D, trainings and management system.

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