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China’s Focus on Scientific Development: President Xi Jinping Urges Top Scientists to Boost Economy and Competitiveness Amidst Global Tech Race

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 6, 2024
Xi Jinping encourages scientists to excel in the tech battle during China’s ‘two sessions’

As Beijing continues to intensify its efforts to achieve self-reliance in the technology sector, President Xi Jinping has emphasized the importance of enhancing basic research and applying it to develop key technologies. During a recent panel discussion at the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Xi urged top scientists in the country to provide practical advice on reforming the system, including talent development and incentivizing innovation. This is the first time in over a decade that Xi has participated in a science and tech panel discussion at the CPPCC.

Amidst heightened competition with the United States to secure cutting-edge technologies, China’s leadership is focused not only on the US-China tech battle but also on leveraging scientific innovation to boost the country’s economy, especially as it recovers from the impact of COVID-19. To this end, Xi emphasized the acceleration of the development of new quality productive forces, which encompass sectors reliant on advancements in science and technology such as new-energy vehicles and biomanufacturing. The prioritization of scientific development is evident in the draft budget report released by the finance ministry, which includes a 10% increase in spending on science and technology this year, amounting to 370.8 billion yuan (US$51.5 billion).

In addition to these efforts, China’s CPPCC science and technology group consists of 43 members who are leading experts in crucial fields that will play a significant role in China’s technology goals. Some of these members include experts in missile weapon control theory, mathematicians, and reproductive doctors and biologists. With these experts advising on reforming the system, China is well-positioned to continue its rapid growth and technological advancement.

By Samantha Johnson

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