The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) recently announced that, in 2011, special projects will be initiated in six to eight strategic leading technologies such as advanced nuclear fission, energy, and space science. These initiatives are aligned with the CAS Road-map to 2050 and are a part of the “Innovation 2020” plan. The goal of these initiatives is to make breakthroughs in each of these areas and to stimulate technological as well as industrial innovations. With a goal of completion in ten years, “Innovation 2020” is designed to enter the global cutting edge of strategic technology, build a high-end talent pool, and establish innovative platforms. It is planned that, by the end of 2020, China will be the world leader in all mainstream scientific fields, such as chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
Source: Guangming online, February 15, 2011