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President Xi Jinping Emphasizes Sci-Tech Modernization and Innovation at National Conference

Beijing, June 24, 2024, The Europe Today: Chinese President Xi Jinping highlighted the critical role of scientific and technological modernization and innovation in advancing Chinese modernization and high-quality development on Monday.

President Xi, who also serves as general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made these remarks at a significant event that combined the national sci-tech conference, the national science and technology award conference, and the general assemblies of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

During the ceremony, President Xi presented China’s top sci-tech award to Li Deren, an academician of CAS and CAE from Wuhan University, and Xue Qikun, an academician of CAS from Tsinghua University. He congratulated the awardees, shaking hands and extending his best wishes.

In addition to honoring Li Deren and Xue Qikun, President Xi, along with other Party and state leaders and the top sci-tech award winners, presented certificates to other award recipients, recognizing their significant contributions to science and technology in China.