20th National Science and Technology Week focuses on COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-23 22:52:02|Editor: huaxia

BEIJING, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- The 20th National Science and Technology Week kicked off in Beijing on Sunday.

With a parallel venue in Wuhan, Hubei Province, the National Science and Technology Week this year will focus on achievements in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic with science and technology.

The year 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of the event. The content and forms of activities are different from the previous ones due to COVID-19 prevention and control.

The theme of the week is "prevailing over an epidemic with science and technology, and empowering the country with innovation." During the week, science popularization events will focus on showcasing the significant role of science and technology in China's battle against COVID-19.

Online platforms are expected to be the frontline of this year's events. A "cloud exhibition hall" for the National Science and Technology Week was launched for the first time (http://scitechweekvr.people.com.cn), demonstrating China's achievements in innovation, poverty alleviation, and its battle against COVID-19 with science and technology.

With technologies like VR and 5G, the public can see the exhibition at home.

In the coming week, more than 10 major demonstration activities, including "science night", "science popularization assistance to Tibet", and the "national science popularization commentator contest" will be carried out.

Launched in 2001, the National Science and Technology Week has been held for 19 consecutive sessions, becoming the most influential popular science event in the country.

The closing ceremony will be held on Aug. 29 in Wuhan. Enditem