President Xi Jinping wants Chinese scientists to pursue relentless innovation and overcome hurdles in the present systems, the official Xinhua news agency reported Monday.
China should strengthen its capabilities for independent innovation and technological development that focus on breakthroughs, Xi told a meeting of top engineers and scientists.
He said the government will help cultivate talent in as many areas as possible to turn China into a global leader in innovation.
Many top Chinese scientists have had great influence on generations of young people, he said.
Xi urged the present crop of innovators to treat their work as a matter of patriotism and make themselves examples for the rest of society to emulate.
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