China encourages enterprises to enhance innovation capabilities

Source: Xinhua| 2019-05-15 22:38:15|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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BEIJING, May 15 (Xinhua) -- China will further support local enterprises to increase their innovation capabilities as the country is embracing a new round of industrial reform and aiming for high-quality development, according to an executive meeting of the State Council.

The meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang Tuesday called for better use of fiscal and financial policies to inspire enterprises to enhance their input on research and development (R&D).

Preferential tax policies such as making R&D expenditures tax-deductible will be optimized while venture capitals are encouraged to further support corporate innovation.

Financial institutions are encouraged to provide more medium- and long-term loans to the manufacturing industry to facilitate business innovation.

In an effort to promote industrial transformation and upgrading and gain control of key and core technology, the country hopes to make its manufacturing industry more intelligent, environment-friendly and service-oriented as well as better integrate new infrastructure facilities such as Industrial Internet with technical advancements from the manufacturing sector.

The meeting noted that innovative resources like major scientific research facilities and basic research platforms should be more open to enterprises, and the commercialization of scientific and technological achievements must accelerate.

Enterprises are also encouraged to carry out international cooperation for innovation and participate in the development and revision of certain international standards, the meeting said.