China has launched a campaign to promote scientist spirit and improve the conduct and ethics of the science community, according to a document made public Tuesday.
The document, jointly issued by the General Offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, called on Chinese scientists to live up to the scientist spirit of the new era, which requires them to be patriotic, innovative, dedicated and cooperative, keep pursuing the scientific truth and stay ready to help younger generations.
Scientists were urged to focus on globally advanced technologies and those that have impact on the national economy, serve major strategic needs of the country and shoulder the responsibilities in solving major bottlenecks facing the country.
In pushing forward the campaign, it called for adherence to the principle of the Party's leadership over science and technology work, reform and innovation in the system and joint efforts from various agencies and society to cultivate a favorable atmosphere of science.
It also pledged to fully implement the reform measures within one year and bring material improvements to the conduct and ethics of the science community in three years, to see that the scientist spirit of the new era be greatly promoted. (Xinhua)
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