As the country seeks to improve the quality and efficiency of its innovations in science and technology, Chinese national legislators began debating a draft law on scientific and technological progress.
The draft was presented to the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee for the first time. Legislators will add three chapters to the current law: “Basic Research”, “Regional Scientific and Technological Innovation” and “International Scientific and Technological Cooperation.”
To strengthen basic research and innovation skills, the draft proposes to establish an investment mechanism to provide stable support for basic research and to increase funding for basic research for total research and development.
The draft calls for a focus on major scientific issues related to scientific and technological boundaries, economic and social development, and national security, as well as capacity building for related innovation.
Encouraging the building and strengthening of the country’s strategic scientific and technological strengths: highlighting key discoveries in key and key technologies: National Laboratories, National Science and Technology Research and Development Institutions, Higher Research Universities and Leading Enterprises in Science and Technology.
To further stimulate the need for scientific and technological innovation, the draft emphasizes the need to create a conducive environment for scientific and technological workers. It also proposes appropriate legal responsibilities and suspends activities and applications that endanger scientific and technological research, national security or human health, harm public interests, or violate the integrity or ethics of scientific research.
Strengthening scientific and technological innovation in the 14th Five-Year Plan is at the top of the list. Heavy investments are already pouring into energy creation and growth. In the first half of this year, China’s economy grew by 12.7% year-on-year, with investment in high-tech industries exceeding 23.5 percent annually.
According to a report, the country’s economic and technological strength has increased significantly. China has made great strides in making the country a leader in science and technology by giving great potential to implement innovative development strategies.
According to an article, China’s technological prowess has been given an astonishing speed. This is reshaping the global economic structure in the field of high-tech and high-tech. Chinese industries, such as electronics, machinery, cars, high-speed trains, and aviation, are moving closer to the technological border.
Technological innovations are also on the rise in developing areas, including new and renewable energy, advanced nuclear power, next-generation telecommunications technologies, big data and supercomputers, artificial intelligence (II), robotics, space technology and e-commerce.
Strengthen basic research in applied science, launch major national science and technology projects, and innovate in key general technologies, border technology, state-of-the-art engineering technologies, and disruptive technologies.
China strives to promote a culture of innovation and to strengthen the creativity, protection and implementation of intellectual property. It develops a large number of world-class scientists and technologies in strategic important fields, scientific and technological leaders, and young scientists and engineers, as well as high-performance creative teams.
According to OpenGov Asia, China’s Ministry of Science and Technology has played a key role in building a middle-class society. China has taken a number of practical steps to promote socio-economic development in science and technology, promote innovation, support the transfer of research and industry, and encourage more investment in scientific and technological infrastructure.
Regarding the Ministry’s focus on core technologies, the Ministry will continue to focus on basic materials, essential manufacturing techniques and advanced chips, as well as industrial software to bring these areas to the forefront of current world leaders.
In addition, higher education courses such as Artificial Intelligence (II), Quantum Information, Advanced Manufacturing, Brain Science, and Flight Technology remain at the top of the Ministry’s support list.