BEIJING, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and chairman of TerraPower, has been elected as a foreign academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), one of China's top science think tanks.
He was among the 18 new foreign academicians at the institution, the CAE announced Monday.
The academy published the list of 85 newly-elected academicians on its website.
Gates is the founder and chairman of TerraPower, a leading nuclear innovation company.
The CAE and the Chinese Academy of Sciences are the country's two top think tanks that advise government and industry on key scientific and technological issues.