The CPC Central Committee's Proposal on the Formulation of the 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010) for National Economic and Social Development notes that regarding enhancement of independent innovative capability as the strategic basic point of scientific and technological development and a key link in adjusting the industrial structure and changing the mode of economic growth, vigorously improving primitive innovative ability, integrated innovative ability and the re-innovative abilities for introduction, assimilation and digestion of technology.
Enhancing independent innovative capability requires: First, accelerating establishment of a technological innovative system that takes enterprise as the mainstay and market as the guide and features the integration of production, emulation and research. Second, improving the market environment for technical innovation. Third, implementing policies related to finance, taxation, banking and government procurement for supporting independent innovation, and perfecting an incentive mechanism for independent innovation. Fourth, making proper use of global resources of science and technology. And Fifth, strengthening protection of intellectual property rights (IPR).