The Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology Wan Gang: China Joined the First Club in the Fields of Space and Deep-Sea Exploration, Supercomputing and Nuclear Station

On the morning of March 10, the Press Center of the 13th National People’s Congress held a press conference at the multi-functional hall of Media Center. The minister of Ministry of Science and Technology Wan Gang, the director of Policy, Regulation and Supervision Department He Defang, and the director of Innovation and Development Department Xu Jing answered questions from reporters home and abroad with regards to the building of innovative type of nation.

When answering the questions from reporters, Wan Gang, the minister of Ministry of Science and Technology claims, within the five years since the 18th National Congress, China’s technological innovation has significantly improved and entered a new historical phase where three kinds of leadings coexist. Not only can we go hand in hand with the top one, we are actually taking the lead progressively. Fields like space and deep-sea exploration, supercomputing and nuclear station have gradually been towards the forefront of the world. Technological researches like quantum entanglement, Weyl fermions and embryonic stem cell have also exerted worldwide influence gradually.

Wan Gang indicates that, technological innovation has significantly ameliorated and improved the people’s livelihood. So far, we have got over 4,200 work space for startups, over 3,000 high-tech business incubators, over 400 business accelerators and over 150 national High-tech Zones, all of which form an ecological network and environment aimed for innovative service, providing help for almost 400 thousand small and medium-sized technology-based enterprises and creating more than 2 million new jobs in the last year.