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Vice-premier stresses importance of science, tech

Updated: Apr 4,2018 11:03 AM

On April 3, Vice-Premier Liu He stressed the importance of national science and technology work, and called for accelerating the reform of science and technology system.

Innovation is the primary driving force for leading development, and China has achieved a large number of significant results in scientific innovation since the 18th National Party Congress, said Liu during an inspection trip to major national science and technology authorities and institutions, including the Ministry of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.

He said science and technology work should be based on the need for high-quality development, and urged the related institutions to better exert the functions of the market system, improve incentive mechanisms to cultivate a highly efficient team of talented people, and optimize the scientific research environment.

Liu also urged them to improve China’s scientific innovation ability and invest more time in study and research to increase work efficiency.