Xi Focus: Xi stresses development of science, technology to meet significant national needs – Xinhua

Chinese President Xi Jinping, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, chairs a symposium attended by scientists in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 11, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Ye)

BEIJING, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday stressed continuing to advance the development of science and technology to a deeper and broader level.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the comments at a symposium attended by scientists in Beijing.

Xi said the scientific and technological development must target the global science frontiers, serve the main economic battlefield, strive to fulfill the significant needs of the country and benefit people’s lives and health.

Xi chaired the symposium to solicit opinions on China’s scientific and technological development for the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-2025).

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