|National Long- and Medium - Term S&T Plans|
China recently kicked off planning initiatives for its long — and medium — term S&T development by convening a strategic forum to discuss issues related to S&T development planning. With an attendance of nearly one hundred domestic experts, the forum had three major agenda items: 1) realize the spirit of the first steering committee meeting concerning the national long — and medium — term S&T development plans and report the latest developments of the planning activities; 2) discuss the situation and current status facing China's S&T development and analyze the major missions to be reflected in the national long — and medium — term S&T development planning; and 3) discuss the strategic studies involving the plans.
China's national long— and medium—term S&T development plan is an all — inclusive deployment document for S&T activities in the next 15 - 20 years in China. It addresses the major issues and demands relating to national economic construction, social development, and national security.