Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that China has attached great
importance to sci-tech innovation, taking innovation as the primary
driving force of development.
Xi made the remarks while delivering a speech via video at the third World Laureates Forum that opened Friday in Shanghai.
Under the current situation, it is particularly needed to carry out
research cooperation on COVID-19 drugs, vaccines and testing and focus
on common issues like climate change and human health, so that sci-tech
innovation can bring more benefits to humankind, Xi said.
China will implement a strategy of international sci-tech cooperation
that is more open, inclusive and mutually beneficial, Xi noted.
China is willing to work with top scientists and international
sci-tech organizations around the world to strengthen research on major
scientific issues, make breakthroughs in common sci-tech problems and
deepen cooperation and coordination in key strategic sci-tech projects,
More than 300 scientists, including 61 Nobel Prize laureates,
participated in the third World Laureates Forum which was held through
webinars and offline meetings in Shanghai. The forum was initiated by
the World Laureates Association.