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Chinese top leaders call for innovation in science, technology

07-07-2012 21:50 BJT

BEIJING, July 7 (Xinhua) -- China's top leaders have called for the country to become more innovative in science and technology, and for these systems to be reformed in a bid to build scientific power.

Chinese President Hu Jintao, who is also general secretary of the Central Committee
of the Communist Party of China and chairman of the Central Military Commission,
delivers a speech at the national scientific innovation conference in Beijing,
capital of China, July 6, 2012. (Xinhua/Lan Hongguang)

The national science and technology innovation conference is held in Beijing,
capital of China, from the 6th through the 7th of July, 2012. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

While attending the national science and technology innovation conference held this weekend, President Hu Jintao stressed a strategy of invigorating the country with science and technology, as well as human resources.

Hu also urged China to enhance its capacity for innovation in these fields, and to integrate science and technology with social and economic development.

"We must focus on promoting innovation in science and technology if we want to push forward reform and opening up policy, the modernization of socialism, and achieve the overall target for building a moderately prosperous society in an all-round way, improve the people's living standard, as well as achieve the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation," said Hu at the conference.

Hu added that although China has established a relatively complete academic system with abundant talented people, it is still not strong in self-innovation capacity, and the science and technology system can not meet the demands of the economic and social development, as well as the international competition.

Hu urged the country to grasp the opportunity of scientific and technologic revolution, and deepen the systemic reform so as to greatly improve the country's capacity in innovation in a short time.

According to Hu, the targets for the development of science and technology in 2020 include building a national innovation system that conforms with the socialist market economy, significantly enhanced capacity in original innovation, and improved environment for innovation.

Other leaders including Wu Bangguo, Wen Jiabao, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang also attended the conference.

Editor:Zhang Jianfeng |Source: Xinhua

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