« The Eleventh Five-year Plan »: Analysis of the Political Orientation of Autonomous Scientific Technological Innovation
Major future innovations in science and technology will further spur and revolutionise productivity, production methods and people’s lifestyles on a global scale. They will also lead to huge transformations in the global economic setting and major realignment of interests. Innovatory autonomy must be made a priority task in the new age of science and technology. This is imperative in the face of rapid growth of economic globalisation and the knowledge-based economy, escalating international competition and the urgent need to have a generally well-off society in China.
To make this happen, development should be approached from a scientific standpoint and improvements should be made to current management systems in science and technology as well as the economic development system. More concretely, the following should be taken into account: 1. Major state-owned large and medium-sized enterprises are central to promoting these innovations.
In a socialist country, these enterprises provide leadership in various sectors and the leading industries. This is where the strength of the socialist system lies. This strength should be reflected in the growth of economic indicators, the development of science and technology as well as in research innovations. It should also be reflected in the overall advancement and promotion that these innovations bring to society, and in the continuous fostering and development of innovative power in core technologies and independent intellectual property rights.
In a sense, only state-owned enterprises in a socialist country, and above all the key large and medium-sized enterprise, can undertake such an epoch-making mission. Without their support, participation and initiative, scientific progress and technological innovation would be spineless and exist in name only.
2. At the same time, it is important to combine technological advancement and state-owned asset management, in order to establish an innovation-led state-owned asset management operation system in market economy conditions.
3. It is also important to reinforce and improve the science and technology management system, and foster a climate conducive to scientific and technological innovation using the concerted efforts of the whole of society.