Chinese President Xi Jinping called on China’s scientific and technological workers to continue striving to build the country’s strength in science and technology.
Xi Jinping made the remarks on Tuesday when visiting an exhibition of China's achievements in scientific and technological innovation during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020) in Beijing, according to reports. Xi Jinping noted that China had made major scientific and technological advances during the period. As China embarks on a new voyage to build a modern socialist country in all respects, scientific and technological innovation will play a fundamental role in promoting the country's overall development, he said. He called on the scientific and technological workers to develop confidence, grab opportunities, and scale new scientific and technological heights to help boost the development of science and technology toward greater self-reliance.
The exhibition features over 1,500 pieces of equipment and models. Among them are the Chang'e-5 lunar probe, the Mars rover, the quantum computer prototype Jiuzhang, and the deep-sea manned submersible Fendouzhe. Li Keqiang, Li Zhanshu, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, and Han Zheng, who are members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, and Vice President Wang Qishan also visited the exhibition.