Diplomats and representatives from foreign countries and international organizations watch videos on the Chang’e-5 lunar mission at the National Astronomical Observatories of China under the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 18, 2021. (Xinhua/Jin Liwang)
BEIJING, March 15 (Xinhua) — An article by Chinese President Xi Jinping on making China a global center for science and innovation will be published Tuesday.
The article by Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, will be published in this year’s sixth issue of the Qiushi Journal, a flagship magazine of the CPC Central Committee.
Noting that science and technology exercises a profound influence on the future of the country and people’s lives, Xi stressed that to achieve prosperity and rejuvenation, China must dedicate itself to advancing science and technology, and become a major world center for science and innovation.
He called on Chinese scientists and engineers to stay at the forefront of scientific and technological development, shape its direction, and be the pioneers of scientific and technological innovation in the new era.
He called for committed work in independent innovation, stressing that China cannot ask for, buy or beg for core technologies in key fields from other countries. “Only by holding these technologies in our own hands can we ensure economic security, national security and security in other areas.”
He also called for efforts to deepen the reform of the system of science and technology in all respects, get deeply engaged in global scientific and technological governance, and make human resources the priority in development.