Initiative Letter from Beijing Association for Science and Technology to All Science and Technology Workers in the Capital
The reply letter from President Xi Jinping on May 29 to the representatives of sci-tech workers greatly encourages science and technology workers in Beijing. This year, facing the sudden COVID-19 outbreak, sci-tech workers in the capital hold strong sense of mission and responsibility. With the main platform for sci-tech exchanges in Beijing, they carried out more than 2,000 on-line activities on academic exchanges, science popularizaiton on emergency, and policy consultation, etc., which give support to epidemic prevention and control and work resumption and made prominent contributions to current major achievements of epidemic prevention and control in Beijing.
In order to promote and implement instructions of the reply letter from General Secretary Xi Jinping, to lead sci-tech workers in Beijing to develop the main platform for sci-tech exchanges in Beijing, and to make further contributions to the national center for scientific discovery and technological innovation, Beijing Association for Science and Technology issued the following initiative to all science and technology workers in the capital.
Keep the mission of the times. The sci-tech workers in the capital shall always bear in mind the instructions of President Xi Jinping, continuously strengthen the "four consciousnesses" and "the Four Matters of Confidence" with the “Two Upholds” and closely unite around the CPC. Following CPC orders and supporting CPC policies, sci-tech workers in Beijing shall actively engage in innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in the new era. Academic papers and sci-tech innovations shall serve the need of high-quality development of the capital.
Carry forward fine traditions. The sci-tech workers in the capital shall carry forward our nation’s great creativity and the spirit of scientists of the new era. Learning from older generation of scientists and technologists, sci-tech workers in Beijing shall insist on giving priority to interests of the country and the people with patriotism and virtues of sacrifice and closely connect their own pursues with national prosperity, revitalization of the nation and well-being of the people with strong confidence in innovation and courage to tackle obstacles in sci-tech research.
Promote academic exchanges. The sci-tech workers in the capital shall vigorously promote academic exchanges and innovation and give full play to the key role of academic exchanges in nurturing sci-tech innovation. Academic societies and Association for Science and Technology in enterprises and universities shall fully display their advantages in promoting academic exchanges and contribute to the main platform for sci-tech exchanges in Beijing. Achievements in academic innovation shall serve the needs of social and economic development, people’s longing for better life and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation.
Innovation is the primary driving force for development, and science and technologies are powerful tools to overcome difficulties. Let's follow the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era with the notion of science and technology for the people in mind and strive to provide strong scientific and technological support to social and economic development of Beijing and make further contributions to the national center for scientific discovery and technological innovation.
Beijing Association for Science and Technology
June 8, 2020