Editor's Note

The 4th National Conference on Science and Technology was held in Beijing from January 9-11, 2006. This was China's first conference on such scale in the 21st century. At the conference, President Hu Jintao outlined major strategic tasks for building an innovation-oriented country. Premier Wen Jiabao announced a State Council decision on issuing the 2005 national science and technology awards. The other three previous conferences of such magnitude were: the National Intellectuals Conference in 1956, the National Conference on Science in 1978, and the National Conference on Science and Technology in 1995.

· China to Strengthen Management on National Science Funds
· Innovation Is Soul of Nation's Advancement: Vice Premier
· CPPCC to Focus on Development of Sci-tech
· 4 Chinese Scientists Added to IAA Membership
· Top Chinese Leaders Attend Science Summit
· China Lacks Senior Talents of Science and Technology
· Premier Identifies Future Goals
· China's National Sci-tech Conference Opens
· October Date for 8th China Hi-Tech Fair
· Scientists Welcome Boost to Sci-tech Development
· 4th Nat'l Conference on Sci-Tech Innovation
· China High-Tech Fair