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Wan Gang meets with Jilin University Students


In the afternoon of June 25, Mr. Wan Gang, Vice Chairman of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Chairman of China Association for Science and Technology, Minister of Science and Technology met with over 200 students from colleges and universities in Jilin Province Dongrong Lecture Hall of Jilin University. He gave his suggestions and opinions on the issues the students concern the most, such as choice of human value, serving to our nation with science and technology, entrepreneurial practice and rejuvenation of Jilin Province, and encouraged students to aim high, work in a down-to-earth manner and be brave to take actions in order to build China into a great power in science and technology, bring about the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and contribute their wisdom and strength to realize the great Chinese Dream.

He said, “Dear young friends, good afternoon. Sorry for 10-minute late because I just finished a sub-forum of the annual meeting of CAST. President Li Yuanyuan just told me that the time you arriving in Changchun, you step into Jilin University. Indeed, I felt that Jilin University lies in Changchun City, and Changchun is included in Jilin University.” Mr. Wan’s candid and humorous opening remark won a warm round of applause.

Students from 8 colleges and universities and research institutes including Jilin University, Northeast Normal University, Changchun University of Science and Technology and Jilin Agricultural University attended the meet. They proposed their doubts and concerns about life choices, “Sharing Economy”, scientist spirit, difficulties in venture capital investment and enhancement of innovative capacity, hoping to get Mr. Wan’s answers. Mr. Wan answered them one by one with wisdom, sincerity and humor just like a friend and old schoolmate depending on his study experience and life experience. The atmosphere was happy and lively.

Mr. Wan pointed out that in this innovation-driven era, China needs innovative talents. So, he encouraged students to grasp every opportunity, start with small and detailed things and keep improving themselves in practice. He also asked them to take Mr. Huang Danian as their model and put their patriotism and determination into China’s great cause of reform and development and the great efforts of the people to create history. According to Mr. Wan, students need to build a sound theoretical basis, and then break the limitation of books, bring forth new ideas and master the real rules; students need to preserve in their studies in spite of hardship and keep the craftsman spirit in order to make up for their shortcomings and develop new fields. Moreover, he urged young people to overcome difficulties in the innovative and entrepreneurial process, keep sharpening their swords, combine their life pursuits with our nation’s scientific and technology innovation initiative and demonstrate their talent, serve for the society and realize their life ambition during innovation and entrepreneurship.

Mr. Wan Gang told his story in Yanji, Jilin in China’s movement of advocating the educated urban youth working in the rural area. At that time, he “started to work at sunrise, and went back in moonlight”. He encouraged students to aim high, work in a down-to-earth manner, improve themselves in practice and make contributions to our great nation. He said that he is always thankful for that hardship because it let him learn the real rural area and the farmers and learn the real China; and let him know the social responsibility youth should shoulder and also stimulated his patriotism and determination. Now, most university students have good study and living conditions. But, no one should forget at any time anywhere that China still faces many problems, in particular the large poverty-stricken population. He said, “we need to roll up our sleeves and work harder. Every student should use your mind, give ideas and make efforts to help those living in poverty getting rid of that and living a well-off life as soon as possible. “

This meet, as part of the special activity of the 19th Annual Meeting of CAST, was warmly welcomed by the students. Many of them took photos with Mr. Wan for memory. Before leaving Jilin University, Mr. Wan visited “Exhibition of Scientific and Technology Works of Students of Jilin University” and spoke highly of them.

Leaders from China Association for Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, the Government of Jilin, Jilin Association for Science and Technology and Education Department of Jilin also attended the meet.

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