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China Vows to Become a Leading Power in Science & Technology

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Bejing hosted three top-level science conferences on May 30 that would boost China to become a leading global power in science and technology.

The conferences are the National Conference on Science and Technology, Biennial Conference of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and National Congress of the China Association for Science and Technology, which are expected to last for a week.

Since the founding of the People's Republic of China and especially since the reform and opening up in 1978, Beijing has made remarkable sci-tech achievements. China's sci-tech development has set the foundation for the nation to become a global influential power.

Chinese scientists have made numerous advances in: the multicomplex function theory, theory of continental origin of oil, synthetic bovine insulin, high temperature superconductor, neutrino astrophysics, quantum anomalous Hall effect, nanotechnology, stem cell research, early diagnosis of tumor marker, human genomic sequencing, the "atomic bomb, hydrogen bomb and artificial satellite", super hybrid rice, Chinese laser phototypesetting, high-performance computer, Three Gorges Project, manned space flight, lunar exploration program, mobile communication, quantum communication, Beidou Navigation System, manned deep-sea submarine, high-speed railway, and aircraft carrier and much more.

China has emerged as the world's second largest economy with social productivity, national strength, and scientific and technological strength stepping onto a new platform.

Yet, China struggles with bottlenecks in certain fields of science and technology, while innovative capabilities remain relatively weak. Materials are the basis for manufacturing, but China is still behind in the research and productivity of advanced high-end materials and relies on exports.

In the drugs market, foreign-fund companies have accounted for major percentage of global patents. Additionally for high-end medical equipment, China remains dependent on external factors, which have led to high costs on medical treatment.

The problem of unbalanced development of China continues to prevail with soaring pressures of over-population, scarcity of natural resources, and environmental problems.

There's an urgent need in every field to transform a factor-driven pattern to an innovation-driven one. A sci-tech revolution is gaining momentum in the world. Some significant technological innovations are creating new industries and commercial activities.

Beijing has emphasized that the country must adhere to the road of independent innovation with Chinese characteristics, confronting cutting-edge science and technology towards the main battlefield of the economy to spark rising domestic demand and to implement an innovation-driven strategy.

China will move ahead on development in essential sci-tech industries. Science and technology serve as a bedrock for a country.  China needs strong sci-tech strength to develop its economy and improve people's livelihoods.

The horn to become a leading power of science and technology in the world has been blown to establish the nation as one of the most innovative countries by 2020 and a leading innovator by 2030, and a leading global scientific and technological power by the centenary anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in 2049. (CCTV.com)


(Editor: CHEN Na)



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