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Chinese President Xi calls for faster technology innovation - state media

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for the meeting to commend role models in China's fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China September 8, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

BEIJING (Reuters) - President Xi Jinping on Friday urged China to speed up technological innovation and step up financial support for basic scientific research, according to state television.

Reporting by Lusha Zhang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Kevin Liffey

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