The opening meeting of the first session of the 14th National People's Congress was held at the Great Hall of the People on March 5. The government work report reviewed the work in 2022 and over the past five years and gave some recommendations for the work of government in 2023. We took innovation and intellectual property as keywords and selected IPR-related parts to share with our readers.
The past five years have been truly momentous and remarkable
Breakthroughs were made in core technologies in key fields, and a stream of innovations emerged in areas such as manned spaceflight, lunar and Martian exploration, deep sea and deep earth probes, supercomputers, satellite navigation, quantum information, nuclear power technology, airliner manufacturing, and artificial intelligence.
As spending on R&D increased from 2.1 percent to over 2.5 percent of GDP, the contribution of scientific and technological progress to economic growth exceeded 60 percent. The capacity of innovation to sustain development was enhanced continuously.
China fully implemented the innovation-driven development strategy and improved and upgraded the industrial structure
We deepened supply-side structural reform, improved China's innovation system, and boosted self-reliance and strength in science and technology. We promoted development of the real economy through innovation, continued to foster new drivers of growth, and effectively countered external attempts to suppress and contain China's development.
The leading role of technological innovation was reinforced. To increase China's strength in strategic science and technology, we launched a number of major sci-tech innovation projects and stepped up efforts to secure breakthroughs in core technologies in key fields.
Intellectual property rights protection was bolstered to encourage innovation.
China took concrete steps to ensure and improve the people's wellbeing and accelerated the development of social programs
The preservation and innovative development of traditional Chinese medicine was promoted.
Fine traditional Chinese culture was kept alive and thrived, and China's cultural artifacts and cultural heritage were better protected and preserved.