The Communist Party of China (CPC)has called for greater efforts to spur the implementation of new strategies for invigorating the nation through science, education and talent cultivation.
Developing science and education and boost talent training is essential to improving the nation's competitiveness, says the proposal of the CPC Central Committee for the formulation of the 2006-2010 national program for economic and social development, which was issued here Tuesday.
The government should prioritize technological research in key areas including energy, resources, the environment, agriculture and information technology, it says.
The proposal also stresses fundamental research and frontier technology study in fields like information technology, life science, aerospace, marine biology, nanotechnology and new materials.
To step up education is the ultimate way to transform China's population pressure to advantageous human resources, the document says. In order to meet the demand for human resources in social and economic development, the government should speed up adjustment of the educational structure, improving teacher's capability, especially in the countryside, and expanding vocational education.
Talent training, especially that of government workers, managerial personnel in companies and specialists, or engineers and technicians, should be strengthened.
Governments at all levels, companies and social institutions should increase investment in talent training so as to cultivate asocial atmosphere in favor of talented professionals, says the proposal.