Military Upgrade through Sci-tech Innovation
Source: “Efforts should be made to strengthen sci-tech innovation in the area of national defense, accelerate construction of a military-civilian integrated system for innovation, improve independent research and innovation abilities in defense science and technology, transfer advanced research achievements into equipment and weaponry, and promote a transition featuring better quality and performance with intensive application of advanced technologies in army building.” Interpretation: On March 12, at a plenary meeting of NPC deputies from the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and armed police, President Xi Jinping called for close attention to advances in defense technology and development of new weapons around the world. He suggested giving more support to key fields and striving for a leading position in the worldwide competition in defense science and technology. Xi also stressed that the military needs to be openminded and share their research and development resources with others, tap into the potential of global society in scientific and technological innovation and create a highly competitive atmosphere for innovation in defense science and technology.
February 20, 2017: A model of China’s FD2000 long-range air defense missile system on display at a defense technology and equipment exhibition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Chinese booth covers 1,458 square meters, the largest at the event in the past few years. by Zhao Dingzhe/xinhua