On May 28, CIN held an online conference on branch management. More than 70 people attended the meeting, including Executive Vice Chairman Zhang Baochen, Secretary-General Yan Xiaobo, Deputy Secretary-General Liu Shun, relevant staff of the Secretariat and the leaders in charge of 22 branches of the supporting units, directors of professional committees, secretary generals, and liaison staff. The conference was presided over by Peng Yan, Deputy Secretary-General of CIN.
Deputy Secretary-General Liu Shun announced the assessment results of the branches in 2019, and Secretary-General Yan Xiaobo interpreted the main contents and key clauses of the newly revised “Management Measures for Branches of CIN”. Weng Yi, chairman of the Marine Ship Steering Committee of CIN; Huang Lianzhong, Secretary-General of the ship mechanical and electrical committee of CIN; Liu Jingxian, chairman of the Inland River Ship Steering Committee of CIN; Wang Jun, chairman of the Navigation History and Culture Research Committee of CIN and Secretary-General of Marine Insurance Committee of CIN Han Jingwei respectively introduced the work achievements and experience.
Zhang Baochen, Executive Vice Chairman, fully affirmed the achievements made by the branches in the past 39 years in his concluding speech. He pointed out that the branches played an irreplaceable role in activating the atmosphere of academic exchanges, playing the role of expert committee, promoting the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, providing inclusive and shared popular science resources, and enhancing the influence of CIN. However, some problems had been found through the annual inspection and audit of the Ministry of Civil Affairs and recent investigations on branches. He emphasized that the branches are the organizational foundation and an important part of CIN, and they shoulder great responsibilities and bound duties in the process of implementing the development plans, and realizing the development goals. The branches must adhere to political guidance, keep in mind their mission, further change their mindset to give full play to subjective initiative, innovate working mode, improve work quality. Combining with the construction of first-class institute, focusing on strengthening the standardized management of branches and promoting the modernization of governance system and governance capacity of CIN, they should do the following work well: The first is to thoroughly study and understand the spirit of the series of documents on strengthening branch management from the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, and the China Association for Science and Technology, to ensure that branches operate and develop in accordance with regulations and laws, and do not touch the red line and the bottom line; the second is to strengthen the financial management of the branches and effectively incoperate the branch financials into the institute management; the third is to build a coordination, co-construction, and cooperation mechanism between CIN and the branches supporting units; the fourth is to do a good job in the election, clarify the business areas of the branches and standardize the names of the branches, so as to comprehensively enhance the innovation and service ability; the fifth is to establish the examination and approval system for major foreign business activities; the sixth is to strictly implement the annual work plan, annual work summary and annual assessment system of the branches, and establish and improve the tracking and effectiveness mechanism as well as the incentive and restraint mechanism as soon as possible; the seventh is to actively explore the approaches to the modernization of governance system and governance capacity.