Universities urged to take lead in global science
In a document released last weekend, the Ministry of Education also said it would guide colleges to commercialise the fruits of their research. The announcement comes amid China’s drive to become more self-reliant in critical technologies.
To reach that goal, Beijing aims – as part of its five-year plan until 2025 – to improve the country’s lacklustre performance in converting its growing R&D output into actual commercial innovations. At the same time, China aims to become a major global science and innovation centre, in part by taking an active role in international science and technological cooperation, as underscored by a recent reprint in top state media of President Xi Jinping’s 2018 policy speech.
Full report on the South China Morning Post site