China outlines tasks for sci-tech program
Updated: 2006-05-30 06:03
A national meeting was held Monday to map out plans to implement the
country's long-and medium-term program for scientific and technological
development, part of a drive to enhance China's technological innovation
The meeting, chaired by Premier Wen Jiabao, outlined eight tasks in
implementing the Outline of the National Program for Long-and Medium-Term
Scientific and Technological Development issued by the State Council in
First of all, redoubled efforts should be made to enhance the country's
innovation capability in a bid to raise the competitiveness of key industries,
according to a report of the meeting.
Meanwhile, the government should play a guiding role in coordinating work of
different sectors. A responsibility system should be built to ensure the Outline
to be implemented in a down-to-earth manner.
The meeting called for more attention to the role of experts in implementing
the Outline and establishment of a mechanism for sustainable development of
science and technology.
The country supports the combination of enterprises, research institutions
and universities in the development of new research projects and encourages
cooperation between domestic research bodies and their counterparts in other