China aims to become world leading technological power by 2049

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-9-24 0:45:06

China aims to become a world technological power by 2049 and strives to be a leading nation in innovation and scientific development, according to a government document released on Sunday.

The document, released by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council, or the Cabinet, outlines opinions on "deepening technological system reform and accelerating national innovation system construction" and sets the goal for the country to be "in the ranks of innovative nations" by 2020.

The document urged efforts to deepen the reform of scientific and technological systems and step up the building of a national innovative system so as to lay a foundation for the country to become a technological power when celebrating the centennial anniversary of People's Republic of China in 2049.

China's R&D funds nationwide should reach 2.2 percent of GDP during the 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) period, and more than 2.5 percent by 2020. The average R&D input for large- and medium-sized industrial enterprises should increase to 1.5 percent of their revenues during 2011-15 period, the document said.

For every 10,000 employees, there should be at least 43 R&D personnel each year, according to the document.

The gross value added of the strategic emerging industries should make up about 15 percent of GDP by 2020, the document said.


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