Vice-Premier Liu He addressed the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Robot Conference in Beijing on Aug 15.
He said in the face of the current demographic and social changes, and the need for new drivers for economic growth, the development of robotics sector has caught widespread attention in the world. New development trends, such as its apparent fast-speed development, deep integration between robot and new-generation information technology, increasingly expanded scope of application and close international cooperation, have emerged in this sector, said Liu.
To promote the healthy development of China’s robotics sector, he urged efforts to provide high-quality products, well handled relations between government and market forces, letting market play a decisive role in resource allocation, creating a fair market environment and firmly protecting the intellectual property rights.
Liu also called for cultivating more talents in the robotics sector to adapt to the new requirements, carrying out international cooperation and joining hands with other countries to deal with the multiple challenges.
Cai Qi, a member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and secretary of the CPC Beijing Municipal Committee, and Wan Gang, chairman of the China Association for Science and Technology, also attended the ceremony.