Science Award Puts Spotlight on Innovation

Science Award Puts Spotlight on Innovation


President Xi Jinping presented China’s top science award to Liu Yongtan, a radar expert, and Qian Qihu, a defense engineer, for outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation on January 8. A total of 278 science projects and seven experts, including five foreigners, were recognized with the national science award in 2019. Premier Li Keqiang expressed congratulations on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council to those who received the award. He said enterprises should be encouraged to increase innovation. As long as enterprises have the vitality to innovate, China’s economy will boom, Li said. He also pledged to speed up building a system to create, protect, use and serve intellectual property, fight against infringement and counterfeiting activities, and invigorate society’s innovation potential. President Xi Jinping stands with national top science award winners Liu Yongtan (right) and Qian Qihu after Xi presented them with medals and certificates at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 8.


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