New Year’s Greetings to Foreign Experts
Dear Foreign Experts and Friends,
The days are swiftly gliding by and the season of renewal is coming. On the occasion of the upcoming new year of 2023, the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province (Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of Guangdong Province) would like to extend our sincere greetings and New Year wishes to you and your families!
2022 is a year of great significance. The successful holding of the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has embarked on a new journey to build China into a modern socialist country in all respects, as well as provided direction of advancement and fundamental guidance for scientific and technological innovation. Over the past year, we have been forging ahead with fortitude and persistence to seize the historic opportunity. We have further implemented the strategy of innovation-driven development and deepened the reform of the science and technology system, so as to achieve solid progress in the construction of an international science and technology innovation center in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) and a high-level science and technology innovation province. We have also been focusing on constructing a whole-process ecological chain for innovation composed of “basic research+ technology breakthrough + achievement transformation + technology-based finance+ talent support”. As a result, Guangdong has made solid strides in the course of achieving greater self-reliance and strength in science and technology. In 2022, Guangdong’s regional innovation capacity has ranked top in China for 6 consecutive years. Its R&D expenditure, number of R&D personnel, high-tech enterprises, valid invention patents, and PCT international patent applications have kept the first place across the country. With more than 1,000 science and technology business incubators and over 60,000 high-tech enterprises, Guangdong’s innovation environment index has topped the list in China as well. The open and innovative ecology of Guangdong has grown stronger, showing a strong driving force for development. These remarkable achievements would not have been possible without the collaboration, efforts and wisdom of all of you. Your support and help in the past, the present and the future has always been crucial to the development of Guangdong.
Looking forward to 2023, we are ready to set sail. With the overall objective to build a high-level science and technology innovation province, Guangdong will press ahead the construction of an international science and technology innovation center in GBA and a province rich in high-level talents. We will appeal to the best minds from all over the world with a more inclusive and open attitude as well as proactive and effective measures, striving for a talent development ambience that attracts and retains talents with utmost sincerity. We hope that all of you will continue to support and participate in Guangdong’s reform and development. We welcome your advice for scientific and technological innovation. Together we will open a new chapter in Guangdong and create a better future!
As the year draws its curtain, we would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to your support, understanding and cooperation in the epidemic prevention and control this year. Please stay safe and healthy. Wish you and your families good health, great success in work, and a joyful New Year!
Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province
Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of Guangdong Province
30 December, 2022