China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC)

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Cooperation Projects

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) is a large state-owned enterprise that focuses on aeronautics and national defense. At the same time, the company is committed to public welfare programs under the China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF). 
   CASIC donated 1 million yuan (U.S.$153,400) to a project offering care packages to impoverished mothers in 2012. In 2013, the enterprise donated another 1 million yuan  (U.S.$153,400) to buy parcels filled with daily necessities for mothers in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The company has also donated such parcels to impoverished mothers in Dongchuan District and Fuyuan County in southwest China's Yunnan Province. 
    CASIC donated another 2 million yuan  (U.S.$306,800) vie CWDF to earthquake disaster area in Ya'an, southwest China's Sichuan Province, to buy parcels filled with daily necessities and mobile clinics for quake-affected people.

Introduction to Enterprises

CASIC, the backbone of the national science and technology industry, is an enterprise which works under the direct administration of the central government. It began as a project of the Fifth Academy of the Ministry of Defense in 1956, and has undergone a number of name changes including the Ministry of the Seventh Machinery Industry, the Ministry of Aerospace Industry, the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Industry, China Aerospace Corporation, and China Aerospace Machinery and Electronics Corporation. CASIC owns seven academies, two scientific research and development bases, six publicly listed companies, and over 570 other companies and institutes in 30 provinces, municipalities and autonomous region across the nation.     CASIC is China's largest manufacturer for missiles. It possesses a complete system for research, development, and manufacturing of air defense missile systems, cruising missile systems, solid propellant rockets, space technological products and other technologies. It also made outstanding contributions to China’s manned space expeditions, lunar exploration and other key national projects. CASIC developed a series of products that combine military and civilian technologies in the information technology industry and in equipment manufacturing. The anti-counterfeiting tax control system, security system, and emergency and rescue equipment developed by CASIC plays an important role in pushing the national economy forward, carrying out safety procedures and limiting the harm of natural disasters.     CASIC aims to "hold national interests above all" and "empower the army with science and technology while serving the country with aerospace technology."Its advanced technologies and equipment have been used in assisting with natural disasters, like earthquakes, and major events, like the Beijing Olympics and the Shanghai World Expo. The company won national awards for technology innovation and ranked first in an evaluation of the Chinese manufacturing industry in 2013.  


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As a nation-wide non-profit social welfare organization registered at the Ministry of Civil Affairs, the China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) has dedicated itself to improving women's overall quality of life, promoting the development of women and women's undertakings and making its due contribution to building a harmonious society, since it was established in 1988.

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