Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter to the second World Laureates Forum that opened Tuesday in Shanghai.
Xi pointed out that science and technology are great creative activities of mankind, and that the development of science and technology requires a global perspective and must stay up to date with the times.
China is willing to work with all countries of the world to strengthen research and collaboration to promote sci-tech progress and address the challenges of our age, he said.
Xi noted that China attaches great importance to the development of the frontier fields of science and technology and is committed to promoting global cooperation in sci-tech innovation.
China will strengthen international sci-tech exchanges with a more open attitude, and help transform the wisdom and research achievements of Chinese and foreign scientists into a powerful momentum for economic and social development on the basis of platforms such as the World Laureates Forum, Xi stressed.
He expressed his hope for the representatives to the forum to promote basic science research, advocate international cooperation, support growth of young talent and contribute to a better future for mankind.(Updated)