Initiated by Jiang Zemin, Chu Yinghuang, Zhang Benhong, He Xiaoning, Ding Shunnian, Zhang Daqi, Gu Gutong, Tang Mingqi, etc., the inaugural meeting was held in Beijing in July 1981. The first chairman was Gao Jingde and the secretary general was Zhang Benhong. The former competent business unit was the Ministry of Machinery Industry. In March 1985, it was approved by the China Association for Science and Technology and the State Economic Restructuring Commission as the National Association. At the same time, it joined the China Association for Science and Technology. The society is located in Beijing. Its previous directors are Gao Jingde, Zhao Mingsheng, Shen Liechu, Guan Zhicheng, Wu Xiaohua, Sun Changji and Yang Qingxin. Currently, it is the 8th Council.