Guidelines on building innovation-oriented country issued Thursday, February 09, 2006

The Chinese government made public a document Thursday on reaffirming its resolution to build up an innovation-oriented country in the next 15 years.

The document, issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council, center on how to implement China's newly mapped the national medium- and long-term program for science and technology development (2006-2020), and thus enhancing its innovation capability.

"The program worked out the strategic high-tech development for the next 15 years, serving as the guidelines," it says.

China will persist in innovation to raise the country's competitiveness comprehensively, in the fields of equipment manufacturing and information industry, the agricultural science, the energy exploration and saving, the recycling economy and environment and etc.

The document calls for the reform of China's present scientific, economic mechanisms and introducing new policies to facilitate and encourage innovation.

It also urges all CPC members and officials at various levels to make joint efforts in building up China as an innovation-oriented country.

Editor: Ling Zhu
Source: Xinhua