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Xi Urges Military-Civilian Integration To Foster China’s ‘Coordinated Innovation in Science and Technology’

Oct. 16, 2018 (EIRNS)—Speaking at the second session of the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development, established in 2017, China’s President Xi Jinping, who also heads this body, “asked for a stronger hold on the implementation of the integration, strengthened role of rule of law, deeper reform of system, and further coordinated innovation in science and technology,” Xinhua reported.

Xinhua’s account summarized the focus of the meeting as follows:

“Noting that building major strategic projects is an effective way to promote sci-tech innovation, attendees of the meeting called for making breakthroughs in key and core technologies. Building projects should play a leading role in the process, while advantages and strength should be concentrated and coordinated to make breakthroughs as soon as possible, according to the meeting. The participants also called for the strengthening of the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee, giving full play to the political advantage of the system of socialism with Chinese characteristics capable of pooling all necessary resources to solve major problems, coordinating major relevant projects and plans, as well as mobilizing necessary human, financial and material resources.”

An article in China Daily Oct. 15 also stressed the significance of the meeting, emphasizing the need for national self-reliance in these strategic areas:

“Participants in a top-level meeting requested on Monday that important research and engineering programs adopt more domestically developed technologies and equipment to boost the nation’s capability in science and technology. The meeting stressed that research and engineering programs with strategic significance can effectively cultivate innovation in science and technology. Top leaders at the meeting asked researchers to make all-out efforts to develop key technologies and concentrate their strength to make breakthroughs.”