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COSC Held a Meeting on Scientific and Technological Innovation

Date: 2016-07-06
 
Wan Gang, CPPCC Vice Chairman, Minister of Science and Techonology and President of the China Association for Science and Technology, had exchanges with Counsellors of the State Council.
 
COSC Chairman Wang Zhongwei chaired the meeting and made concluding remarks.


Vice Minister of Science and Technology Li Meng made a thematic presentation.
 
On the morning of July 4, COSC held the sixth counsellors’ meeting under the theme “Development Dirven by Innovation in Science and Technology.” Wan Gang, CPPCC Vice Chairman, Minister of Science and Techonology and President of the China Association for Science and Technology had exchanges with counsellors of the State Council. COSC Chairman Wang Zhongwei chaired the meeting and made concluding remarks. Vice Minister of Science and Technology Li Meng made a thematic presentation. COSC Vice Chairmen Wang Weimin, Wang Hong and Zhao Bing and over 30 counsellors of the State Council attended the event.

Wan Gang said the National Conference on Scientific and Technological Innovation, the Conference of Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering and the ninth Congress of the China Association for Science and Technology have milestone significance and mark a new starting point in China’s history of science and technology. It is a call for building a strong country in science and technology. General Secretary Xi Jinping said that China’s goal is to become an innovative country by 2020 and a leading country in innovation by 2030. When the People’s Republic celebrates its centenary, China will become a strong country in science and technology. The goal of innovation-driven development is highly consistent with the two Centenary Goals. It adds substances to China’s modernization and brings innovation in science and technology and the Chinese dream of national renewal closely together. This is unprecedented in the history of China’s science and technology innovation.
 
Meeting in Session
 
Wan Gang said innovation-driven development is a strategy adopted by the CPC Central Committee and State Council. It calls for concerted efforts by all regions, departments and sectors of society. He encouraged counsellors to carry forward the good tradition of speaking the truth and being honest and develop good suggestions and policy advice on innovation, so as to make bigger contribution to build an innovative country.
 
Wang Zhongwei pointed out that it is important to study President Xi’s remarks on scientific and technological innovation, implement the spirit of the National Conference on Scientific and Technological Innovation, give full play to the leading role of science and technology, and accelerate mass entrepreneurship and innovation. This will inject fresh vitality into the economic development, energize social vitality for innovation and entrepreneurship, and create new engines of development. He expressed the hope that counsellors will conduct research on innovation and put forward advice and suggestions on reform and innovation in science and technology.

Li Meng made a report titled “Development Dirven by Innovation in Science and Technology.” He gave systematic analyses on the instructions of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council regarding innovation, the latest developments in innovation, major national policies on innovation as well as China’s strategies on innovation.
 
During the meeting, participating counsellors actively expressed their views and had thorough discussions with officials on institutions, market development, human resources, applications and incentives related to innovation.