The research ethics, which includes a broad set of standards, values, and institutional arrangements that regulate research activities, will help to ensure that researchers can be held accountable to the public.
China will introduce stronger intellectual property rights (IPRs) protection for the seed industry to boost innovation on new plant varieties, and strive to form a complete system for protecting the IPRs of seeds by 2023, according to a guideline issued recently by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and eight other departments.
In the revised Law on Progress of Science and Technology, the construction of a good academic ethos is highlighted in article 98, marking the fact that the country’s sci-tech governance has achieved new heights.
To tackle the challenges of climate change, more than 130 countries and regions have put forward the goal of carbon peaking and carbon neutrality. Sci-tech innovation is the key component to achieving this goal.
China is expected to advance the green development of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), strengthen international cooperation with relevant countries, and make green a defining feature of the initiative, according to a guideline issued recently by the National Development and Reform Commission and three other departments.
In early April, the Ministry of Science and Technology and All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce held a meeting centered on supporting private sci-tech enterprises in growing to be national leading enterprises and world-class enterprises.
To address common challenges facing humanity, such as food security, energy security, health and climate change, global sci-tech cooperation is required.
To promote large-scale, high-quality development of new energy storage ability, the National Development and Reform Commission and the National Energy Administration of China recently issued the 14th Five-Year (2021-2025) Plan for Development of New Types of Energy Storage, aimed at providing more support for China's carbon emissions peaking and carbon neutrality goals.
In the revised Law on Progress of Science and Technology, more targeted measures are put forward to encourage regional development.
In order to motivate researchers to climb up sci-tech peak, many policies that benefit researchers are put forward in this revised Law on Progress of Science and Technology.
China plans to further promote the construction of hydrogen energy infrastructure and expand its applications.
China has unveiled a five-year plan on developing transport technologies to drive green, smart and digital transformation of the transport sector.
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