Vice Premier calls for higher scientific literacy of Chinese people

Updated: 2016-06-23 11:41


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BEIJING - Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong on Wednesday called for more to be done to increase the scientific literacy of Chinese people.

During a nationwide teleconference, Liu said scientific literacy and public services had increased over the past five years.

During the 13th Five-year Plan (2016-2020), projects to elevate scientific literacy should focus on school students, professional farmers, urban workers, officials and public servants, Liu added.

Liu advised various activities could help popularize science, and said local governments and related departments must pay closer attention to scientific literacy.

Official statistics showed that 6.2 percent of Chinese people were scientifically literate in 2015, increasing by almost 90 percent from 2010. The country has a total of 155 science museums.