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Vice-premier encourages youth’s devotion to science and technology innovation

Updated: Aug 24,2018 9:02 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Sun Chunlan encouraged young people to carry forward the spirit of science and master scientific methodology to make new discoveries, inventions, and technologies on Aug 24.

Sun made the remarks during her speech at the 11th China Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award ceremony.

Sun also called on Chinese youth to incorporate their individual aspirations into the state and national enterprises and pass on their predecessors’ fine tradition of serving the country with scientific achievements.

The whole society should provide a favorable environment and opportunities for young people to create and invent, and build up innovation platforms and mechanism to help them realize their scientific dreams, Sun said.

The award was based on the will of late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and established in 2004 as a commemoration of his 100th birthday.

Administered by institutions including the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China and All-China Youth Federation, the award is given to around 100 young people every term ranging from primary school to university students.