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China to promote widespread innovation focused on sci-tech

China Daily | Updated: 2022-05-30
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Country is celebrating remarkable achievements in those fields

China promotes all-encompassing innovation that focuses on science and technology. The country has also planned how to realize high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement.

Zhang Yuzhuo, vice-president of the China Association for Science and Technology, wrote these remarks in an article published in the Beijing-based Business Management Journal in late 2021.

Scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement embody the country's development practice and logic during the past century, Zhang wrote. The Party has led people to create achievements such as the first atomic and hydrogen bombs and missile and satellite launches in the 1960s and 1970s.

It has implemented strategies of reinvigorating the country through science, education and development that is driven by innovation. These strategies have been engrained in the country since the reform and opening-up policy adopted in 1978.

It further prioritizes innovation on the key place of national development and advocates stimulating creativity in professionals during the new era. It deepens reform with tenacity, develops systematization of scientific and technological innovation and takes solid steps toward high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement.

Chinese scientists have embodied the spirit of patriotism, innovation, dedication, collaboration and education over the past century. The spirit demonstrates the style of high-level scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement, Zhang said.

It is necessary to inspire scientific and technological workers to endure hardships, dare them to innovate and help them get rid of imitation. It is also necessary to consolidate the first impetus role of innovation in advancing high-quality development and use inclusiveness of science and technology to achieve common prosperity.

It is necessary to gather strategies, plans and policy resources to support scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement. It's also necessary to help companies to innovate by offering them guidance and establishing platforms for them.

The industrial and supply chains are designed to be controllable. Cooperation between enterprises and universities should be furthered to develop safe and reliable innovation chains with strong capacities to deal with emergencies and changes.

Upstream and downstream companies can enjoy closer partnerships in terms of innovation and cooperate to increase their capabilities of coping with risks.

It is necessary to comprehensively enhance the systematization of scientific and technological innovation to guarantee scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement.

New relationships among companies, universities and research institutions should be promoted. It is necessary to systematically decide major tasks and also to organize and implement major projects to efficiently utilize professionals, technologies and capital.

It is possible to enhance the efficiency of both scientific research and innovation activities to advance systematization of scientific and technological innovation.

High-level research-type universities can perform their functions as social innovation incubators while national scientific research institutions should highlight their leading role in cutting-edge fields.

Scientifically and technologically leading companies and new-type research and development institutions should be expanded and become the pacesetters in industrial reforms.

Attracting and training innovative professionals is also important for cementing a foundation of scientific and technological self-reliance and self-improvement.

Trust should play a key role in employing professionals while training in capacity for innovation and critical thinking should also be more greatly prioritized.

It is necessary to value both scientific and technological innovation and the popularization of science and promote advocacy of science and innovation in the society, which is an important symbol of social civilization.

A good innovative and creative environment should be provided to attract, gather and train professionals. Doing so will help make China's innovative development attractive and appealing among global professionals.

Open innovation may be a key path to realizing scientific and technological self-reliance and selfimprovement.

It is necessary to adapt to the world's development trends of mutual learning and coexistence, while also embracing the concepts of opening-up, trust and cooperation to participate in the establishment of a global innovation system.

It is important to promote China's scientific and technological development to contribute more to the progress of human civilization and make the country’s modernization an integral part of the modernization of all mankind.

China's capacity for innovation was further enhanced in 2021, according to a government report. Fields such as manned space flight, Mars exploration and energy engineering made new breakthroughs last year.

The development of national laboratories was enhanced while the implementation of major scientific and technological projects was also promoted last year.

The Chinese government wants to advance scientific and technological innovation, improve industries and depend on innovation to increase development quality this year, the report said.

It will enhance the capacity for scientific and technological innovation in 2022 by continuing to implement a three-year plan (2021-23) for the reform of the scientific and technological systems.

It plans to promote the development of national laboratories and nationally significant labs, help higher learning institutions and scientific research organizations to play their roles and improve management of major scientific and technological projects this year.

It will support different regions in increasing their scientific and technological input, enhancing the popularization of science and promoting international scientific and technological cooperation in 2022.It aims to advocate scientists' spirit and increase support for young scientific research workers to motivate professionals to concentrate on their studies.

It will keep promoting development of key technologies, further cooperation among companies, universities and research institutes and advance commercialization of scientific and technological achievements. It plans to strengthen the protection and application of intellectual property, promote startups and investment and innovate in scientific and technological finance services.

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