Xi made the remarks at the biennial conference of the two main advisory groups in the country, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
The President of China, Xi Jinping stressed that the direction of development of science and technology in China is "innovation, innovation and innovation."
Xi made the remarks at the biennial conference of the two main advisory groups in the country, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).
At today's conference attended by more than 1,300 scholars from both institutions who advise the government and industry regarding key scientific and technological issues.
Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan and Zhang Gaoli, all members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, attended the conference.
"We follow the strategy of innovation as a driving force for development.The Independent innovation should be the essence of this strategy and most urgent to do is to remove barriers and system mechanisms to release the enormous potential of science and technology as primary forces of productivity, "Xi said.
The president called for a national innovation system to ensure "the abundant flow of the creative source" and called for reform in the planning of the national innovation strategy and allocation of resources for science and technology.
The president said that the relationship between government and the market should drive the fusion of science and the economy, so that the strength of science and technology can be transformed into industrial and economic power.
Xi called on academics "consistently pursue a path of innovation with Chinese characteristics ... and accelerate the construction of China into an innovative country."
Scientists were asked to have a "global perspective" and exploit precisely the strategic opportunities in key areas of scientific and technological development.
The president called on scientists to "strive for breakthroughs in key technologies and control critical technologies with our own hands."
When asking for major reform in the scientific and technological system of China, Xi pledged to eradicate the ideological and systemic impediments to the scientific and technological innovation.
He also stressed the need to pool resources and make concerted efforts when scientific and technological advances are sought.
The cultivation of talents, Xi said, should be a priority when the scientific and technological innovation is sought.
Xi promised to reform the mechanisms of training, attraction and use of talents and the formation of world-class scientists.
A scholars were also asked to be patriotic, who are dedicated to their career, they are an example to others and implement strict self-discipline.
Source: Xinhua Agency China
traslation: Belén Zapata