After a chorus of the national anthem was sung by all present, 64-year-old Xi, in a dark suit, took the podium, placed his left hand upon the Constitution, raised his right fist, and read the oath.
Chen Xirong, deputy general-secretary with the China Anti-counterfeiting Association, said the invention, regarded as the country's third-generation anti-counterfeiting technology, has passed national appraisal. The system is unique, convenient and can't be duplicated, and represents a new direction for the development of information consultation anti-counterfeiting technology in China.
He stressed the importance of promoting scientific innovation, attracting top-level scientific talent from both home and abroad, supporting innovation by small and medium-sized companies and cultivating more innovative companies that develop and own their own intellectual property and focus on core competitiveness.
Building a modern economic system is essential for China to take the lead in the global scientific revolution and in industrial reform trends, and for China to fulfill its “Two Centenary Goals ”, Xi said.
The airstrikes against Syria conducted by the United States, Britain and France on Friday for the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government may not signal a full invasion like the Iraq War in 2003, but the situation bears much resemblance.