Xi: China to promote global sci-tech cooperation with 'open mindset'
Updated 18:10, 10-Sep-2023

Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Sunday that China will continue to promote international exchanges and cooperation on science and technology with a more open mindset.

Xi made the remarks in a congratulatory letter to the 2023 Pujiang Innovation Forum, which opened in Shanghai on Sunday under the theme of "Open Innovation Ecosystem: Innovation for Global Connectivity".

In the letter, he noted that the world today is living through accelerating changes unseen in a century, and a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation is gaining momentum.

Scientific and technological innovation is an important force for humankind to jointly address risks and challenges and promote peace and development, said Xi.

"China will firmly pursue a mutually-beneficial and win-win strategy of opening up, continue to expand high-level opening up, promote international scientific and technological exchanges and cooperation with a more open mindset and a broader range of measures, and build a globally competitive and open innovation ecosystem," he said.

Xi added that China will continue to work with other countries to create an open, fair, just and non-discriminatory environment for scientific and technological development.

It is hoped that the forum will adhere to the theme of innovation, inspire innovative ideas, spread innovative thoughts, augment innovative spirits, and make new contributions to advancing international scientific and technological cooperation and enhancing the common well-being of humankind, Xi said.

Initiated in 2008, the Pujiang Innovation Forum is an annual event organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology and the municipal government of Shanghai. The guest country of honor this year is Brazil.

At the three-day forum, brain science, frontier physics, life sciences, low-carbon tech, nanotechnology and robotics will be discussed, and a report on a global innovation hubs index is expected to be published.

(With input from Xinhua)

(Cover: The venue of the 2023 Pujiang Innovation Forum in Shanghai, China. /Xinhua)

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