— Adhering to the Party’s leadership. The leadership of the Party is the fundamental guarantee for the innovation and development of associations for science and technology. The associations must adhere to the correct political direction under the leadership of Party committees at all levels, consciously implement the Party’s theory, line, principles and policies in all aspects and the whole process of the work involving associations for science and technology, continuously improve the system of the Party’s leadership over associations for science and technology, deepen the understanding of the laws of innovation and development, science and technology management and talent growth, and provide a strong political guarantee for the development of associations for science and technology.
— Upholding the principle of putting scientific and technological workers first. Serving scientific and technological workers is the bounden duty of all the associations. The associations for science and technology must resolutely implement the Party’s mass line, adhere to taking scientific and technological workers’ satisfaction as a criterion to measure our service, provide better service and solve difficult problems for scientific and technological workers, safeguard and develop the interests, strengthen political guidance and incorporation, and continuously enhance the associations’ attractiveness, influence and ability to inspire and unite.
— Persisting in serving the overall situation. Serve the overall situation of the Party and the state is the value of associations for science and technology. The associations must adhere to formulating work plans and performing their duties around the overall situation, guide the innovation passion of scientific and technological workers to serve the strategic needs of the state, and assume the responsibility of serving the mission to build China into a world leader in science and technology and a strong, modern socialist country.
— Persisting in reform and innovation. Reform and innovation are the fundamental driving force to promote the development of associations for science and technology in the new era. The associations must stick to the development path of socialism with Chinese characteristics, persist in self-innovation, move forward in the logic of historical progress and develop with the development of the times, hold back deep-seated contradictions and key and difficult problems, constantly promote theoretical innovation, practical innovation and cultural innovation, and always resonate with the great development of the Party and the state.
— Persisting in opening up and integration. Opening up and integration are the fundamental way for the development of associations for science and technology in the new era. The associations must always promote reform and development through opening up, give full play to their unique advantages as open, pivotal and platform organizations, work closely with Party and government departments, public organizations and localities, make good use of both international and domestic resources both government and market mechanisms, and both online and offline channels, and actively integrate into the global scientific and technological innovation network to form a new horizon for comprehensive opening up and integration.