Chinese premier calls for improved innovation-driven development capabilities

Chinese Premier Li Qiang visits the Anhui Forklift Group in east China’s Anhui Province, May 10, 2024. /Xinhua

Chinese Premier Li Qiang visits the Anhui Forklift Group in east China’s Anhui Province, May 10, 2024. /Xinhua

Chinese Premier Li Qiang on Friday stressed the importance of accelerating the development of new quality productive forces and improving innovation-driven development capabilities.

During his investigation and research tour in east China’s Anhui Province, Li said China will increase investment in basic research to support innovative development.

Noting that the vitality of science and technology lies in its utilization and in benefiting humankind, Li urged deepened reforms to promote the transformation of scientific and technological achievements into real productive forces.

China will boost the principal role of enterprises in innovation and create an ecology conducive to enterprises’ innovative development, the premier said.

He called for greater efforts to foster emerging industries and future industries, make breakthroughs in core technologies in key areas and create new engines for sustained economic growth.

Li also urged Anhui to deepen scientific and technological and industrial innovation, foster new drivers of growth and make greater progress in promoting high-quality development. 

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency