Xinhua News Agency January 12, 2020
Xi Jinping attended the conference and presented awards to the top prize winners, etc.
Xi Jinping presented the award to the former Academician Huang Xuhua (right) of the 719th Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (right) and the Academician Zeng Qingcun (left) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Xinhua News Agency
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council solemnly held the National Science and Technology Awards Conference in Beijing on the morning of the 10th. Party leaders and state leaders such as Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Wang Huning, and Han Zheng attended the conference and presented awards to the winners. Li Keqiang addressed the conference on behalf of the Party Central Committee and the State Council. Han Zheng chaired the meeting.
At 10:30 a.m., the conference began with a majestic national anthem. In warm applause, Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, the President of the CPC, and the Chairman of the Central Military Commission first reported to the former Academician Huang Xuhua of the 719th Institute of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation and the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Academician Zeng Qingcun awarded medals and certificates, shook hands with them and congratulated them, and invited them to take their seats at the podium. Subsequently, Xi Jinping ’s equality party and national leaders, together with the two top prize winners, awarded certificates to representatives who won the National Natural Science Award, National Technology Invention Award, National Science and Technology Progress Award, and the People's Republic of China International Science and Technology Cooperation Award.
On behalf of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, Li Keqiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, extended warm congratulations to all the awardees, paid high tribute to the vast number of science and technology workers across the country, and expressed heartfelt thanks to foreign experts involved in and supporting China's science and technology. .
Li Keqiang said that in the 70 years since the founding of the People's Republic of China, China's scientific and technological development has been magnificent and its achievements brilliant. Last year, China's scientific and technological undertakings achieved another success, and a number of internationally advanced results emerged. Mass entrepreneurship and innovation have deepened, and new momentum has continued to grow rapidly. This year we will build a well-off society in an all-round way and achieve our first century-old goal. It is necessary to adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping's thoughts on socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era, implement the innovation-driven development strategy in accordance with the decision-making arrangements of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, accelerate the deep integration of science and technology, and provide economic development in a reasonable range and promote high-quality development Powerful.
Li Keqiang said that it is necessary to lay a solid foundation for scientific and technological innovation. Increase financial stability support, guide enterprises and other social forces to increase investment, improve funding guarantees, results evaluation, and talent incentive mechanisms, respect laws, tolerate failures, support scientific researchers to focus on their studies, and create more “0 to 1” originals As a result, the focus of "Bench Bench Sitting Cold for Ten Years" has received more praise. It is imperative to closely focus on economic development and people's livelihood. The key core technologies to accelerate industrial upgrading and the transformation of achievements have spawned more new industries and new business formats. We will increase research and development efforts for major disease prevention and control, and environmental governance to bring technology closer to the masses and innovate for the benefit of the people.
Li Keqiang said that it is necessary to optimize the scientific and technological innovation ecology. Give full play to the role of enterprises as the mainstay of technological innovation, implement tax and fee reduction policies such as additional deductions for research and development expenses, respect and protect intellectual property rights, and improve the ability and willingness of enterprises to innovate. Continue to promote mass entrepreneurship and innovation, promote the integration of innovation among large and medium-sized enterprises, colleges and universities, and ordinary makers, as well as the integrated development of production, learning, and research, and improve the overall efficiency of innovation.
Li Keqiang said that we must strengthen the endogenous driving force for technological innovation. We will deepen the reform of "decentralization and management services", and expand the "green channel" for scientific research management and the use of "contract work" for project funds. Improve scientific and technological achievements and talent evaluation methods. Regardless of age, seniority, and background, talents should be treated equally and speak by their talents so that gold can shine. Vigorously promote the spirit of scientists and strengthen the construction of scientific research integrity. Focus on creating more opportunities for young talents. Expand international innovation cooperation to facilitate the exchange of scientific and technological personnel from various countries in China and the development of enterprises in China.
Standing Committee member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Vice Premier of the State Council Han is presiding over the conference, saying that the spirit of innovation is the most distinctive endowment of the Chinese nation and is an indispensable spiritual trait in any era. The majority of science and technology workers should use the winners as examples, strengthen their confidence and determination in innovation, and consciously integrate their personal ideals into the great cause of national development. We must unite more closely around the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core, hold high the great banner of Xi Jinping ’s socialist ideology with Chinese characteristics in the new era, unswervingly follow the path of independent innovation with Chinese characteristics, and strive to achieve the goal of “two hundred years”, Strive to realize the Chinese dream of the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
At the meeting, Liu He, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and deputy prime minister of the State Council, read the State Council's Decision on National Science and Technology Awards for 2019.
Huang Xuhua and Zeng Qingcun spoke on behalf of all the winners. Before the start of the awards meeting, Xi Jinping ’s equality party and national leaders met with the winners of the National Science and Technology Award and took a group photo with everyone.
Ding Xuexiang, Xu Qiliang, Chen Xi, Huang Kunming, Cai Dafeng, Xiao Jie and He Lifeng attended the meeting.
Responsible comrades of relevant departments of the central and state organs and relevant units of the military, members of the National Science and Technology Leading Group, members of the National Science and Technology Awards Committee, representatives of the 2019 National Science and Technology Award winners and relatives, representatives of the capital's science and technology community and student representatives, etc. attended about 3300 General Assembly.
A total of 296 projects and 12 science and technology experts were selected in the 2019 National Science and Technology Award. Among them, there are 2 national highest science and technology awards; 46 national natural science awards, including 1 first prize and 45 second prizes; 65 national technology invention awards, including 3 first prizes and 62 second prizes; There are 185 national science and technology progress awards, including 3 special awards, 22 first prizes, and 160 second prizes; 10 foreign experts were awarded the International Science and Technology Cooperation Award of the People's Republic of China.
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