Xi Jinping: In the final analysis, the competition in today's world is a competition for talents and education. It is necessary to pay more attention to the independent training of talents, strive to create a group of top scientific and technological talents with world influence, stably support a group of innovative teams, and cultivate more high-quality technical and skilled personnel, skilled craftsmen, and craftsmen in large countries. China's education can cultivate masters, we must have this self-confidence!

This passage is from General Secretary Xi Jinping's speech at the 2021th Academician Conference of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the 5th Academician Conference of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and the 28th National Congress of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology on May <>, <>.

At present, the world's unprecedented major changes in a century are accelerating evolution, a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation is developing in depth, and China is in a period of important strategic opportunities. Accelerating the training of more high-quality technical and skilled personnel, skilled craftsmen and craftsmen from major countries is of great significance for us to accelerate the construction of a modern industrial system and enhance the country's core competitiveness.

Achieving high-quality development is inseparable from the solid support of high-skilled talents. Since the 6000th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the Party Central Committee with Comrade Xi Jinping as the core has attached great importance to talent work, and the construction of skilled personnel has entered the "fast lane". At present, China's high-skilled talents have exceeded 30 million, accounting for <>% of skilled workers, and are the backbone of China's manufacturing, China's creation, and China's construction. From "Shenzhou Flying Sky" to "Chang'e Moon", from "Sky Eye Sounding" to "Beidou Networking", to the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge flying frame and Beijing Daxing International Airport "Phoenix Spreading Wings", these major achievements are inseparable from the in-depth study and persistent pursuit of craftsmen and skilled craftsmen in major countries. In recent years, more and more "model workers and craftsmen talent innovation studio" and "skill master studio" have been named and awarded. They gave full play to their demonstration and leading role to promote the inheritance and promotion of more skills masters' practical experience and innovative achievements.

The 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China clearly stated that it is necessary to accelerate the construction of national strategic talent forces, and strive to cultivate more masters, strategic scientists, first-class scientific and technological leaders and innovation teams, young scientific and technological talents, outstanding engineers, craftsmen of major countries, and high-skilled talents. This important thesis is enough to show the important position and urgency of cultivating strategic talents, including skilled craftsmen and craftsmen of major countries, on the road of building a strong country and national rejuvenation. We must always adhere to the world's scientific and technological frontier, the main economic battlefield, the major national needs, the people's life and health, guided by the national strategic needs, increase the reform of the system and mechanism of talent training, talent use and talent incentives, and continuously cultivate more top scientific and technological talents, high-quality technical and skilled talents and skilled craftsmen, so as to inject inexhaustible impetus into the realization of high-quality economic and social development.

Interpretation of this issue: Guan Lingzi Commentator of Central Broadcasting Network