Chinese premier calls for social atmosphere that spurs innovation and creativity – Xinhua English.news.cn
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, chairs a symposium on the special government allowance system in Beijing, capital of China, May 11, 2021. Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the symposium. (Xinhua / Shen Hong)
BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) – Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Tuesday called for unremitting efforts to foster a social atmosphere that respects science, knowledge and talent and fosters innovation and creativity.
Li, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remarks while chairing a symposium on the government’s special allowance system.
Vice Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, attended the symposium.
Several representatives of allowance recipients spoke at the meeting, offering suggestions on improving the allowance system, supporting young talent and other issues.
The Chinese government’s special stipends are given in the form of awards and honorary titles to outstanding talents deemed highly professional or qualified in their specialized fields of work such as scientific studies, medical treatment, education, and technical operations.
Commending the achievements of the special government allowance system in the past three decades since its inception, Li called for more efforts to improve talent incentive mechanisms to pool wisdom and strength for development. and China’s high-quality modernization.
There should be more emphasis on training the foundations to cultivate talent, Li said, calling for more support for basic research that may bring no fame and research that requires long-term commitment.
Li encouraged efforts to promote the spirit of science, craftsmanship and professionalism.
He also called for more international exchange and cooperation to stimulate innovation and creativity.
He further highlighted a favorable environment for talents to develop and play their role, and said various reforms need to be deepened to remove restrictions.
More remarkable young researchers should be encouraged to play a leading role in major scientific research projects, he said. Enditem