Xinhua Silk Road - Belt and Road Portal, China's silk road economic belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Website Xinhua Silk Road - Belt and Road Portal, China's silk road economic belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road Website
Subscribe CustomBlackClose

Belt & Road Weekly Subscription Form

download_pop

Research ReportCustomBlackClose

The full edition of the report is available at Xinhua Silk Road Database. You can click the “Table of Content” to have a general understanding of it.

Click on the button below to create your account and get immediate access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

Xinhua Silk Road
Policy

China Focus: Chinese premier stresses basic research, innovation

December 08, 2020


Abstract : Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called for boosting basic research and application innovation to make China a country of innovators.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, presides over a meeting of the national leading group on science and technology, which he heads, in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 7, 2020. Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the meeting. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)

BEIJING, Dec. 7 (Xinhua) -- Premier Li Keqiang on Monday called for boosting basic research and application innovation to make China a country of innovators.

Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks at a meeting of the national leading group on science and technology, which he heads.

Calling innovation the primary driving force for development, Li said China's innovation-driven development strategy had been well implemented in the past five years, resulting in many stellar scientific and technological achievements.

Meanwhile, it is necessary to be aware that China remains weak in fields such as basic research, indigenous innovation, and some key technologies, he said.

He asked for more efforts in strengthening basic research and its application, stimulating vitality of innovators through reforms, and making research results better serve the economy and support the country's high-quality development.

While making optimal use of government funds, universities, research institutes, enterprises, and private sectors should also be encouraged to increase investment in basic research, according to Li.

Emphasizing better welfare for those involved in basic research, Li called for greater support for the development of basic disciplines, such as mathematics, to lay a solid foundation for innovation.

The premier pledged efforts to deepen the reform of streamlining administrative approvals, delegating power to lower levels, improving regulations, and upgrading services, with aims to encourage scientists and researchers to be more devoted to and creative in their work.

The government will phase out outdated regulations and management systems, letting sci-tech workers have a say over their work and allowing them to concentrate on research, he said.

China will endeavor to make breakthroughs in some key and core technologies, he said.

The premier called for a clear understanding of the gap between China's sci-tech innovation and the world's advanced level in the fields of basic research and applied basic research, and urged international exchanges and cooperation.

Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the meeting. Enditem

Scan the QR code and push it to your mobile phone

Keyword: innovation-driven development basic research

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to [email protected] and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial

Ask Us A Question belt & road login close

If you have any questions, please enter them in the box below.

Identifying code Reload

Write to Us belt & road login close

Do you want to be a contributor to Xinhua Silk Road and tell us your Belt & Road story? Send your articles to silkroadweekly@xinhua.org and share your stories with more people.

Click on the button below to create your account and get im http://img.silkroad.news.cn/templates/silkroad/en2017te access to thousands of articles.

Start a Free Trial