Sci-tech workers pledge greater contributions

Writer: Wang Jingli  |  Editor: Zhang Chanwen  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2023-03-09

President Xi Jinping’s remarks made while attending the Jiangsu delegation deliberation during the annual legislative session have fueled heated discussion about sci-tech innovation among people from Shenzhen’s research institutions, universities and high-tech enterprises, Shenzhen Special Zone Daily reported.

“Xi’s remarks about sci-tech innovation provide strong motivation and spiritual support for frontline researchers,” said Fan Jianping, president of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Fan said they will insist on integrating scientific research and industrial development with education and support the building of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area international sci-tech innovation center and comprehensive national science center.

Xi said at the annual legislative session that China should ultimately rely on scientific and technological innovation to open up new fields and new arenas for development and foster new growth drivers and competitive advantages in the face of fierce international competition.

Yu Shuhong from the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), who is also a member of CAS, suggested that the government should encourage State-owned enterprises and private capital to invest in basic research to help enterprises achieve independent technological innovations and breakthroughs.

Shenzhen-based automaker BYD displays its latest tech achievements at an exhibition hall recently. He Long

Chen Ning, CEO of Shenzhen-based Intellifusion Technologies Co. Ltd., said Xi’s speech not only strengthened the confidence of scientific and technological workers and entrepreneurs, but also pointed out the direction for self-reliance and self-improvement in science and technology in the future, according to the report.