The name of the organisation is Asian Palaeontological Association (APA).
The APA shall be affiliated to the International Palaeontological Association (IPA), as a regional association for science of palaeontology.
3. BACKGROUND and SIGNIFICANCE
3.1 Studies on paleontology from Asian are dramatically active, with important achievements coming out in large numbers. China has played a leading role on this scientific discipline in Asian.
3.2 At present, the construction of international and regional paleontological organizations needs to be strengthened. The International Palaeontological Association (IPA) is a global palaeontological organization, while regional subdisciplinary organizations exist at the same time, e.g. the Palaeontological Association (PALASS) based in UK, and North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC). However, the Asia-Pacific region currently lacks a similar international academic organization platform.
3.3 Discipline Development and Communication---Asian needs an active palaeontological organization, to provide a platform. This platform could help to boost the study of palaeontology, to enhance the academic exchange, to promote the Belt and Road, to improve talent cultivation, and to broaden the popular science exchange (exhibition). Meanwhile, the UNESCO-approved IGCP project involves many Asian countries that require more close relationship in the Asia-Pacific region.
3.4 Chinese government encourages innovation that calls for an innovative country, aiming to strengthen its words around the world and to get dominated in the Asia-Pacific region. The famous scientific research institutions and scientific research in China produce numerous achievements; among which the Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, one of the three famous paleontological research centers of the world, the founding place of the Chinese palaeontological conference, and the host of the State Key Laboratory of Palaeobiology and Stratigraphy, deserves to lead the establishment of a Asia-Pacific region scientific organization.
3.5 The China Association for Science and Technology encourages the establishment of the headquarters of international science and technology organizations in China, and will provide necessary support subsequently.
3.6 Nanjing is carrying out the construction of an innovative city, which welcomes the headquarters of the international science and technology organization to settle in Nanjing.
4. THE AIM
The aim of APA is to promote international co-operation in the study of palaeontology in Asia and surrounding regions. This includes the encouragement of the research and collaboration of regional groups of palaeotologists, and of groups of specialists within the broader field of palaeontology. These could be in detail as follows:
4.1 Publication of an informative newsletter that will announce all palaeontological meetings, report their proceedings, describe regional bibliographies.
4.2 Collaboration with officers responsible for programmes of Asian Palaeontological Congresses(APC) to ensure the inclusion therein of items of palaeontological interest. To organise and sponsor other conferences at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
4.3 Any other activities considered appropriate by the Executive Committee for interest shown by the membership. When financial support is available, publications such as a bibliography of latest publications should be encouraged.
4.4 And more.
5. THE NATURE OF INTERNATOINAL ORGANIZATIONS
5.1 Civil International Science and Technology Organization.
5.2 Joint relationship with the Paleontological Society of Asia countries.
5.3 Reported by the China Association for Science and Technology, initiated and prepared by the Palaeontological Society of China (PSC).
5.4 Representatives that recommended by each national palaeontological society will form the Council and Executive Council.
6. THE STUCTURE OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
6.1 1 President, 4-5 vice Presidents.
6.2 One Secretary (General) and one treasurer.
6.3 Some deputy secretary generals.
6.4 the council will be less than 20 members.
6.5 5-7 Executive board members.
6.6 Permanent headquarters of the association: Nanjing, China.
7. COUNTRIES AND REGIONS PLANED TO JOIN (ABOUT 30 COUNTRIES AND REGIONS)
7.1 East Asia and Southeast Asia (13): China, Japan, Russia, Korea, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Mongolia, Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore
7.2 Central Asia (5): Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Belarus
7.3 Middle East (9): Iran, Afghanistan, Israel, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Yemen
7.4 Regions (3): Hong Kong (China), Taiwan (China), Macau (China)
8. WEBSITES AND PUBLICATIONS
8.1. Set up an APA website hosted at Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
8.2. Edit APA newsletter (Newsletter).
8.3. Discuss the publications for the APA: Palaeoworld (China) or Palaeontological Research (Japan).
9. THE OPERATION OF THE ASSOCIATION
9.1. The APA Council meets regularly (once every 1-2 years)
9.2. The council board changes every four years
9.3. Regularly hold the Asia Paleontology Conference (every 2 or 4 years in different countries and cities)
9.4. Establish a Fellow system and establish relevant medals, awards, etc.
10. OPERATION COSTS
10.1 China Science and Technology Association
10.2 Palaeontological Society of China
10.3 Host organization
10.4 Membership fees from board members
10.5 Group membership fees from member organizations of various countries
10.6 Other enterprise
11. APA LOGO