CHINA Returned scholars group to hold entrepreneurship contest

CHINA

Returned scholars group to hold entrepreneurship contest

By Cheng Yu | chinadaily.com.cn

12:19, December 02, 2020

The Western Returned Scholars Association, also known as the Overseas-educated Scholars Association of China, holds a news conference on its first innovation and entrepreneurship competition in Beijing in December. (Photo: For chinadaily.com.cn)

The Western Returned Scholars Association, also known as Overseas-educated Scholars Association of China, will hold its first innovation and entrepreneurship competition, to attract high-level talents to offer fresh growth engines for the nation's high-quality economic development, said its top executive on Tuesday.

Wang Pijun, Party secretary and secretary general of Western Returned Scholars Association, said that the competition comes as China's economy is in a critical period of transformation and upgrading amid better control of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"In line with the nation's innovation-driven development strategy, the competition aims to give full play to the unique advantages of overseas-educated students to drive innovation and entrepreneurship," Wang said.

"It is also expected to promote the resumption of work and production, and further push forward the country's industrial transformation and upgrading as well as high-quality economic development," he added.

The competition has set up four regional competitions in Anhui, Shandong, Henan and Shaanxi provinces, focusing on artificial intelligence and biomedicine, medical healthcare, intelligent manufacturing, and information technology, respectively.

According to Wang, participated projects are set to pursue sustainability and should have the value of commercialization.

"The quantity of the projects doesn't matter but what is more important is that the technologies of these projects can be applied to solve problems," he said.

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