Vice premier calls on academicians to break new ground
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, attends the awarding ceremony of Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize and Tan Kah Kee Science Awards, and delivers a report to academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, in Beijing, capital of China, May 30, 2018. (Xinhua/Shen Hong)
BEIJING, May 31 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Liu He on Thursday called on the country's senior scientists to fully recognize the urgency to innovate and break new ground in science and technology.
Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made the remarks when giving a speech to the academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering during an awards ceremony in Beijing.
Innovation was the primary driving force behind development and human resources and talent are the primary resources for innovation, Liu said.
He stressed the importance to improve education of the whole nation, foster more high-quality human resources and lay a solid foundation for future development.
The major direction and fields of innovation must meet the requirement of development and structural demand of the country, said Liu.
He also called for more efforts to create a good environment for innovation in science and technology and enhance the innovation vitality of market players.