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The 19th Annul Meeting of CAST opens in Changchun


The 19th Annual Meeting of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) opened in Changchun on June 24th. Li Yuanchao, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and vice president of China, addressed the ceremony. He pointed out that in accordance with the requirements of General Secretary Xi Jinping, the reform of CAST and its affiliated organizations should be accelerated and scientific and technological professionals should be better organized and mobilized to make contributions to the building of the world's science and technology power, greeting the 19th CPC National Congress with outstanding achievements.

Wan Gang, vice Chairman of the CPPCC National Committee and presidentof the China Association for Science and Technology, attended the opening ceremony and delivered a speech.

With a theme of "Innovation and Development", the annual meeting was co-sponsored by CAST and the People's Government of Jilin Province. More than 2,500 scientific and technological professionals from home and abroad attended the annual meeting related activities.

Li Yuanchao pointed out that it is necessary to enhance the party's leadership to the science and technology organizations, to strengthen the ideological and political leadership, and to guide the scientific and technological professionals to unite more closely around the CPC Central Committee with Xi Jinping as the core. We need to mobilize the scientific and technological professionals to reach the forefront of world science and technology in order to serve economic transformation and upgrading as well as the organic integration of technology and industry. We should promote the exemplary deeds of Huang Danian, organize science and technology professionals to learn from him and carry forward his patriotism, professional dedication and moral integrity, and strengthen the self-confidence in innovation to build the world's scientific and technological power. We should orderly promote and undertake the reform of the transferring of government functions, and build a broader platform for innovation and entrepreneurship for science and technology professionals. We should promote the construction of online association for science and technology, and use the network to contact, serve, guide and mobilize science and technology professionals. We need to establish a system for direct contact and services with the technology workers, promote young talents, cultivate scientific morality, and help them grow into success. He hoped that the majority of science and technology workers can support reform, participate in reform, promote reform, and work together to create a dynamic and attractive science and technology organization.

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