International Science, Technology and Innovation Forum of Boao Forum for Asia

Since the 21st century, the world has witnessed unprecedented intensification and dynamism in science,technology and innovation, and a new round of sci-tech revolution and industrial transformation is profoundly changing the world. However, the world is still confronted with many economic, social and environmental problems and challenges. STI are powerful means to address these problems and challenges and important forces to promote sustainable development of the world. Countries and regions around the world consider innovation promotion and deepening of international sci-tech exchanges and cooperation as significant means to enhance independent innovation capabilities and internationalcompetitiveness. This poses new requirements and challenges to global sci-tech governance, and thus the rules and systems need to be reshaped and improved.

Chinese President Xi Jinping pointed out that science and technology is the primary productive force and innovation is the first driving force leading development. Facing the opportunities and challenges of world economic and social development, developing countries represented by China adhere to pursuing the path of independent innovation and demonstrate their innovative strength in a number of sci-tech fields, gradually becoming significant global innovation powers.

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