New Year’s Greetings for Foreign Experts
Dear Foreign Experts, Friends,
New flowers begin to bloom in the breeze. On the occasion of the coming of 2021, the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province(Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of Guangdong Province) extends our sincere greetings and best wishes to foreign experts and your families! Thank you for joining hands together and fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The year of 2020 is extraordinary for every one of us. we confront the epidemic outbreak, quarantine, waiting and the other. After the outbreak, the Chinese government immediately set up a nationwide mechanism to mobilize resources from across the country. We have taken the most comprehensive, stringent and thorough prevention and control measures.The Party Committee and the People’s Government of Guangdong attach great importance to the battle against the epidemic. The Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province(Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of Guangdong Province) takes all measures to prevent and control the epidemic. We make every effort to push forward science and technology research and ensure the win-win of both epidemic prevention and control and the economic and social development.
The year of 2020 witnesses foreign experts to join hands with the people of Guangdong to fight against the epidemic. Thank you all for staying and working with us. Thank you all for doing your jobs and resuming production to overcome difficulties. We believe that, with the joint efforts of the international community, we will surely win this battle against the epidemic in the near future.
The year of 2020 is the final year of the 13th Five-Year Plan. With the guidance of the Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, we seize the historic opportunity of the building of the International Science and Technology Innovation Center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and implement the innovation-driven development strategy. Many science and technology indicators of Guangdong take the leading position in China. Our regional comprehensive innovation capability ranks first for 4 consecutive years. According to the latest statistics, the investment in R&D exceeds 309.85 billion yuan, accounting for 2.88% of GDP and representing 0.47 percentage point higher than that in 2015. The number of patents owned by every 10,000 people is 26.08, about 2.01 times more than that in 2015. The number of high-tech enterprises is 53,000 compared with 11,000 in 2015. Foreign experts and international friends have made great contributions to these achievements through close cooperation and hard work. We need your support and help no matter in the past, the present or the future.
The spring breeze urges us to raise a new sail. Looking into the future of the 14th Five-Year Plan, we will persist in the core role of innovation in the modernization drive and uphold the self-independence and self-reliance in science and technology to support China’s development. Guangdong will seize the strategic opportunity of the building of the International Science and Technology Innovation Center in the Greater Bay Area and the Shenzhen Demonstration Pilot Zone for Socialism with Chinese Characteristics, and the strengthening connection between Guangzhou and Shenzhen. We will implement more open talent policies and build more platforms for international friends to help realize personal best. We will do better to let foreign talents have a stronger sense of fulfillment and happiness when you work and live in Guangdong. We hope that all the experts will continue to put your concern, support and participation in Guangdong’s reform and development. We welcome you to make suggestions and opinions for scientific and technological innovation. Dear friends, let’s tell the story of Guangdong together. We need more talents to come here to create a better future. Let’s join hands to make an international-oriented, sharing and inclusive Guangdong.
Every household is ready to embrace the bright sun. Old couplets are replaced with new ones. The New Year’s bell is about to ring! Let’s embrace a better future with full confidence and expectation.
Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province
Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of Guangdong Province
31 December, 2020