China’s development has entered into a new stage under the guidance of the scientific outlook on development. In this process, enhancing the capabilities of independent innovation and building an innovation-oriented country have evolved into the core of the nation’s development strategy as well as the key to improving overall national strength. How to support development and lead the future with scientific and technological innovation poses a critical strategic issue about driving social and economic development in China in this new era.
Pujiang Innovation Forum commits itself to building a top-level international forum focusing on the academic research into forward-looking, strategic innovation theories and policies. At this forum, Chinese and foreign government officials, well-known experts and entrepreneurs can talk about the approaches of independent innovation in China and present their ideas in the context of globalization, thus accelerating the transition of China’s social and economic development to resource-dependent development to innovation-driven development and eventually taking the track of scientific development.
According to Pujiang Innovation Forum, China now has the very foundation and favorable conditions for building an innovation-oriented country after several decades’ development.
- China is rich in human resources. The counts of manpower in science and technology and of research personnel in China rank the top and the second in the world respectively, second to none worldwide. In this era of knowledge-based economy, this marks the most valuable strategic resources and competitive advantages for China to build an innovation-oriented country.
- China boasts up enormous market demands. The gigantic domestic market resources provide a spacious arena for China to apply the achievements from independent innovation. The market with a population of 1.3 billion is supported by vast territories, while the different levels of this enormous market also show diversity, thus offering the most treasured market demands for various types of independent innovation activities at different levels in China. The economic engine can become most powerful in building an innovation-oriented country as long as the importance of such domestic market resources can be emphasized and the leading role of domestic market can be brought into full play for independent innovation.
- China has certain scientific and technological strength. Through unremitted efforts from generation to generation, the arrangement of academic disciplines is increasingly reasonable in China and the scientific research capabilities are improving. China is taking a lead in many important areas of research and development around the world and the overall scientific and technological strength rank the top among developing nations. More importantly, numerous innovation-oriented enterprises and cities are emerging.
We cannot hesitate any more! The new path has been clearly defined and the road is in front of us. The only right thing to do now is to be courageous and energized, unite as one and proceed from reality, thus accelerating the endeavor to make China an innovation-oriented country despite of any obstacles.
Pujiang Development Forum has every confidence!
Pujiang Development Forum will spare no efforts!