Chinese Vice Premier Emphasizes Strengthening Basic Research and Sci-Tech Integration

Chinese Vice Premier Emphasizes Strengthening Basic Research and Sci-Tech Integration

Tianjin, The Gulf Observer: Chinese Vice Premier Ding Xuexiang has called for intensified efforts to enhance basic research and the integration of scientific and technological innovation with industrial development, aiming to expedite high-level sci-tech self-reliance.

Ding, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, made these remarks during his research tour in north China’s Tianjin Municipality from Wednesday to Thursday.

During the tour, Vice Premier Ding visited several key institutions, including the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, an institute of industrial biotechnology, and Tianjin University. He emphasized the necessity of investing in basic research to achieve breakthroughs in core technologies in crucial fields.

In addition to his visits to academic and research institutions, Ding inspected various technology firms to understand their progress in independent innovation and the development of new quality productive forces. He stressed the significance of promoting the integration of scientific and technological innovation with industrial innovation.

While meeting with entrepreneurs, Ding underscored the importance of collaboration among industries, government, and the market. He highlighted the need to expedite the application of scientific and technological advancements, transforming them into tangible productivity.

Furthermore, Vice Premier Ding visited a local tax bureau to assess the implementation of tax policies and engage with grassroots staff. He advocated for the use of information technology to enhance tax collection and management, aiming to optimize tax services.

This research tour reflects the Chinese government’s commitment to fostering innovation and integrating scientific advancements with industrial development to achieve high-level self-reliance in science and technology.