Duowei News reported (September 19) that as China-US relations have got strained and Chinese technology companies such as Huawei have been hit by the US one after another, top CCP leaders held a symposium of scientists on September 11. CCP CC General Secretary Xi Jinping emphasised that China’s economic and social development and the improvement of people’s livelihoods require more scientific and technological solutions than ever in the past. Thereafter on September 19, Politburo member and Vice Premier Liu He made a survey in Mianyang, Sichuan, and a field trip to the China Academy of Engineering Physics, the "Chinese Academy of Physics." CCTV reported Liu He's visit and mentioned that Mianyang is an important national defense and military industry and scientific research and production base in China. It has 18 national scientific research institutes including the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 14 higher education institutions such as Southwest University of Science and Technology, 28 academicians of the "two institutes", and various majors. 237,000 technical personnel. According to its official website, the mission and goal of the Chinese Academy of Sciences is to "promote the continuous development of cutting-edge defense weapons and their science and technology, and ensure that my country's strategic deterrent forces are always safe, reliable and effective." Research fields include physics, mechanics and mathematics, chemistry and chemistry. Materials, information science and electronic engineering, etc., the field of physics, including shock wave physics, plasma physics, nuclear physics, detonation physics, computational physics, arms control physics, etc. The Chinese Academy of Sciences is China's only nuclear weapons research and production unit listed in China's national scientific research plan. It is a comprehensive research institute integrating theory, experiment, design, and production focusing on the development of China's national defense science and technology. 

Ren Zhengfei, the founder of Huawei, also visited the China Academy of Engineering Physics on September 19 to discuss plans to promote S&T.

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