Today, we solemnly hold a national science and technology award conference to recognize the scientific and technological workers who have made outstanding contributions to the development and modernization of scientific and technological undertakings in China. Just now, General Secretary Xi Jinping and other leading comrades of the Party and the state have presented awards to academician Huang Xuhua, academician Zeng Qingcun and other award-winning representatives who have won the highest national science and technology award. Here, on behalf of the Party Central Committee and the State Council, I would like to extend warm congratulations to all the winners! To the vast number of scientific and technological workers throughout the country to express their high respect! I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the foreign experts who have participated in and supported China's scientific and technological undertakings!
Science and technology are national prosperity, innovation is strong national strength. In the 70 years since the founding of New China, China's scientific and technological development has been magnificent and its achievements brilliant. In the past year, China's scientific and technological undertakings have made great achievements, and a number of achievements with international leading level have emerged, the new generation of information technology and the real economy have accelerated the integration, the mass entrepreneurship innovation has advanced, and the new kinetic energy has continued to grow rapidly. China's in-depth scientific and technological innovation has greatly promoted sustained and healthy economic and social development and promoted the continuous improvement of the level of social productive forces.
This year is a landmark year in the history of China's development.We will build a well-off society in an all-round way and achieve the goal of the first hundred years of struggle. Under the guidance of Xi Jinping's thought of socialism with Chinese characteristics in the new era and in accordance with the decision-making arrangements of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council, we should seize the opportunity for a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation in the world, closely combine China's abundant human resources, market advantages on a large scale and significant institutional advantages, implement in-depth innovation-driven development strategies, speed up the integration of science and technology and the economy, and provide a powerful impetus for maintaining a reasonable range of economic operation and promoting high-quality development.
We should focus on basic research and build a solid foundation for scientific and technological innovation. Basic research, applied basic research is like the \"squat run\" of science and technology innovation. Our country independent innovation ability is not strong, the very important reason is the foundation research outstanding weakness. It is necessary to increase financial stability support, guide enterprises and other social forces to increase investment, improve the funding guarantee, evaluation of results and talent incentive mechanism commensurate with the characteristics of basic research and applied basic research, support scientific research personnel to devote themselves to research, create more original results \"from 0 to 1\", and give more respect and praise to the focus of\" benching for ten years \". The journey of exploring the unknown will not be smooth. We should respect the law, tolerate failure, and encourage researchers to gallop freely and try boldly.
We need to keep close to economic development and people's livelihood, and focus on quasi-scientific and technological innovation. At present, our country is in the key period of changing the mode of development, optimizing the economic structure and transforming the power of growth, the fragile problems of industrial base and industrial chain are highlighted, and the people's need for a better life is increasingly diversified. Whether it is promoting industrial upgrading, enhancing the industrial chain's resilience, ability to resist risks and competitiveness, or creating new supplies, meeting new needs, solving the difficult problems of people's livelihood and enhancing the well-being of people's livelihood, it is necessary to speed up the pace of scientific and technological innovation to enable development and add color to life. It is necessary to tackle key key technological bottlenecks that restrict industrial upgrading in China, vigorously develop a new generation of information technology, artificial intelligence, and digital economy, accelerate the transformation of scientific and technological achievements, continuously give birth to more new industries and new forms of business, and enhance the new support and new kinetic energy for economic development. It is necessary to take benefiting the people and enriching the people as the foothold of scientific and technological innovation, focusing on the prevention and control of major diseases, environmental control, transportation, agricultural production and other outstanding issues, and intensify research and development, so that technology can be close to the masses and innovation can benefit the people.
We should optimize the innovation ecology and improve the overall efficiency of scientific and technological innovation. Our country innovation main body quantity is huge, the factor resources is rich. It is necessary to give full play to the main role of enterprises in technological innovation, aim at the increasing problems of enterprises'operation difficulties, create a fair and inclusive system environment, implement tax reduction policies such as R