Stagnation (1966-76)

     The 10 chaotic years of the "cultural revolution" from 1966 to 1976 had a negative influence on the development of science and technology, and normal order in scientific research was interrupted. In 1975 when Deng Xiaoping began to preside over the work of the government, he made adjustments in the field of science and technology. He said that scientific research work should go ahead of productive construction.