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Senior Chinese official calls for more scientific innovations


08:31, August 29, 2011

Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong (R) shakes hands with delegates at the 9th national conference on China's international scientific and technological cooperation work in Beijing, capital of China, Aug. 28, 2011. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng)

BEIJING, Aug. 28 (Xinhua) -- A senior Chinese official on Sunday encouraged the country's scientists to enhance cooperation with their foreign counterparts to make more scientific innovations.

State Councilor Liu Yandong made the remarks at a meeting attended by personnel working for the government's international scientific cooperation.

Through international scientific cooperation, China should absorb scientific achievements and talents to help make breakthroughs in key scientific areas and core technologies, she said.

Liu also stressed that the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015) is critical for China to become an innovation-oriented country and to transform its pattern of economic development.


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