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China's top legislator Wu Bangguo visited the department of electronics engineering, Tsinghua University

                                               

BEIJING, March 7 (Xinhua) -- During a visit to Tsinghua University on Monday, China's top legislator Wu Bangguo called on the country's universities to make more efforts to conduct innovations in science and technology research.

Wu, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), made the visit one month ahead of Tsinghua University's 100th anniversary since its founding.

When visiting the department of electronics engineering, Wu made detailed inquiries regarding avant-garde research results and their prospects for application.

Wu said higher learning institutions, especially renowned universities like Tsinghua, should further enhance their capacity for innovation and strengthen scientific research in fundamental, cutting-edge and generic technologies.

He urged universities to "encourage innovation, tolerate failures and make breakthroughs in core and key technologies so as to offer science and technology support for the country's adjustment to the economic growth pattern as well as the development of a modern industrial system."

Source: Xinhua