China’s top leadership held a group study last week in Zhongguancun, better known in the west as China’s Silicon Valley. It was for the first time that such a study was held outside the central authority’s seat at Zhongnanhai, the central headquarters of the Communist Party.
Analysts said the move signaled the Chinese top leadership’s determination to keep in close contact with the masses and seek an innovation-driven development pattern.
During their visit in the Zhongguancun Science Park, which hosts about 20,000 hi-tech companies, China’s top leaders (including Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang) viewed world-class innovative products. They talked with executives and scientists about research and implementation of new technologies such as additive manufacturing, cloud computing, nano materials, bio-chips and precise crop breeding.
Recently China’s top government officials more and more point out the importance of innovation for the economical development of the People’s Republic. Over the last few months Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang have publicly stressed the significance of innovation on many occasions and have called for more technological cooperation between enterprises