CHINA Xi's remarks on the key role of science and technology


Xi's remarks on the key role of science and technology

China Daily

17:46, January 08, 2019

Technological development drives social advancement


President Xi Jinping speaks at the opening of the 19th Meeting of the Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the 14th Meeting of the Academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering on May 28, 2018 in Beijing. (Photo: Xinhua)

"An overview of the world history since the industrial revolution tells us that every great leap in technological development has spurred great economic and social advancements.

We still vividly remember the miserable fate China has suffered in its modern history because of missing the opportunities brought by technological revolutions."

May 28, 2018


Impact of science and technology never as profound as today


A Long March-5 rocket blasts off from Wenchang Space Launch center in South China's Hainan province, Nov 3, 2016. (Photo: China Daily)

"The impact of science and technology on a country's future and the people's well-being has never been so profound as today."

May 28, 2018


Grasp opportunities in historic convergence period


Yutu 2, China's lunar rover, leaves tracks on the far side of the moon in a photo provided by the China National Space Administration on Jan 3, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

"Now, in a period where the global technological and industrial revolution converges with the transformation in China's development mode, we face both historic opportunities and also the daunting challenges of preventing the gap from widening.

We must be clearly aware that we may grasp opportunities in a historic convergence period, but we can also miss it."

May 28, 2018


Innovation key to solving deep-rooted problems


A bullet train snakes its way along the Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway. (Photo: Xinhua)

"To make breakthroughs in development bottlenecks and solve deep-rooted conflicts and problems, the ultimate solution is relying on innovation and the power of science and technology."

May 28, 2018


Technological innovation at core of nation's overall development


China's manned submersible Jiaolong submerges for scientific research in the South China Sea, June 17, 2013. (Photo: Xinhua)

"Technological innovation is the core issue. By holding it we grasp the key to the country's overall development."

May 30, 2016


People the primary driver of innovation


Yuan Longping (second from the left), a hybrid rice expert, checks a new strain of hybrid rice at a pilot field in Handan, Hebei province, on Oct 15, 2017. (Photo: VCG)

"People are the most important drivers of technological innovation."

May 30, 2016


Making innovation in an open environment 


"Zhongzhong" and "Huahua", the world's first cloned monkeys using somatic cells, play in their chamber at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neurosciences in Shanghai. (Photo: China Daily)

"We must have a global vision in developing science and technology. Independent innovation should be pursued in an open environment, rather than behind closed doors. We should gather the energy and strength from every corner of the world."

May 30, 2016


No shortcut in developing science and technology


Scientists work on China's first quantum science satellite at a research center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai in May 2016. (Photo: Xinhua)

"There is no shortcut in scaling the heights in science and technology. We must develop through independent innovation."

March 8, 2013

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