President Hu visits senior scientists
Updated: 2008-01-20 08:55
The president also visited Wu Wenjun, renowned Chinese mathematician and winner of the State Scientific and Technological Award.
Chinese President Hu Jintao (R) visits Chinese renowned mathematician and winner of State Scientific and Technological Award Wu Wenjun in Beijing Jan 19, 2008. [Agencies]
Hu stressed the importance of basic sciences such as maths, as it was "a forerunner of technological progress, source of independent innovation and main force in propelling national development".
"Infrastructure research should not be ignored," Wu echoed the president.
Hu said the government should boost investment in the field and create a sound academic environment for scientific personnel engaging in innovation research.
The president encouraged the mathematician to put forward more suggestions over China's technological and scientific development.