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Senior Leader Inspects Hunan

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From June 27 to 30, Chen Zhili, vice chairwoman of the 11th Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), former State Councilor and chairwoman of China Association of Senior Scientists and Technicians (CASST), made an inspection tour in Hunan.
Secretary of the CPC Hunan Provincial Committee and Director of the Standing Committee of the Hunan Provincial People's Congress Xu Shousheng visited Chen Zhili and her delegation. 

During her inspection tour in Hunan, Chen attended CASST Reform and Development Forum in Changsha. The Forum has been the first largest one nationwide since the CASST established 30 years ago.  

Five topics were discussed at the Forum, including upholding the objectives of the CASST to give full play to the role of senior scientists and technicians; taking advantage of think tank to conduct policy-making consultation and offer advice and suggestions, so as to provide scientific policy-making service for the Party and government; innovating the working mode of scientific popularization to enrich the contents of scientific popularization and highlighting the features of the work of scientific popularization of senior scientists and technicians to enhance national scientific quality; taking the reins of senior scientists and technicians and talents to serve agriculture, rural area and farmers as well as enterprises, and to support innovation-driven development; deepening reform and strengthening guidance from leadership to improve the organization building of the CASST and serve senior scientists and technicians. 

The Forum aimed to summarize successful experiences and practices on further promoting the innovative development of the CASST, explore thought and approaches and pioneer in carrying out a batch of theoretic and practical projects to push forward the development of the sector.  

Chen Zhili also inspected and held talks with senior scientists and technicians at Sany Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., China National hybrid Rice R&D Center/Hunan Hybrid Rice Research Center, and Longping Rice-themed Museum during her stay in Hunan. 

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Translator: Xiao Juan

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