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Premier Li stokes sci-tech workers’ passion for innovation

Updated: May 31,2016 5:09 PM

Premier Li Keqiang issued an instruction to the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) after it launched a campaign to stimulate innovation among scientific and technical workers.

Innovation is the master impulse of development, the Premier said in the instruction. China has 81 million scientific and technical workers, who serve as the backbone to promote the country’s innovation-driven development, according to the instruction.

The innovation campaign calls on scientific and technical workers to carry forward patriotism and enterprising spirit in an endeavor to drive China’s innovation development, according to the instruction.

Premier Li urged scientific and technical workers to aim for the frontier science and technology in the world, bearing in mind national strategies, and gripping the opportunities of new economy, to engage in the thriving mass entrepreneurship and innovation tide, enhance the transformation of sci-tech results and productivity, and converge on the great power to drive the economy and society.

Premier Li said in the instruction that he hopes CAST, as an open and pivotal mass organization, will gather strengths from all over and use its advantages to provide better services to scientific and technical workers, and continue to contribute to China’s innovation-driven development.