Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan says technology and innovation
should be the major incentives in developing China's productivity
and realizing its sustainable development.
Zeng made the remarks at the ongoing 14th World
Productivity Congress (WPC) held in Shenyang, capital of northeast
China's Liaoning Province.
To realize sustainable development China should
institute an advanced system of productivity which considers new
technology industries as the pioneers, basic and manufacturing
industries as supporting players, all of which will help the
service sector develop to its fullest, said Zeng.
More efforts should be made to achieve the goal of
reducing energy consumption by 20 percent per unit of GDP and
cutting pollution by 10 percent in the five-year period from 2006
to 2010 as China's productivity develops in an efficient, clean and
safe manner, he said.
He called for implementing the strategy of
reinvigorating the country through science, education and trained
personnel and building a system of innovation.
He urged to build systems ensuring scientific
development which help transform the mode of economic growth to
achieve harmonious and sustainable development.
Kofi Annan, Secretary-general of the United Nations,
said in his congratulatory letter to the Congress, that China has
made great achievements in developing its economy and improving
people's living standards
The 14th WPC offers an opportunity for the world to
seek solutions to achieving the Millennium Development Goals set in
2000, one of which is to reduce world poverty by half by 2015, he
With the theme of Pursuing Scientific and Sustainable
Growth in Productivity and Performance, the 14th WPC, which runs
from Oct. 8 to 10, has brought together some 1,000 participants
from around the world.
(Xinhua News Agency October 10, 2006)