via Vanessa Cai at scmp.com
He told Politburo members that innovation should be used to “transform and upgrade traditional industries, cultivate and expand new industries, plan and construct future industries, and improve and modernise the industrial system”, according to state news agency Xinhua.
He also stressed the importance of improving the “resilience and security” of supply chains and ensuring that the industrial system is “autonomous and controllable, safe and reliable”.
China has repeatedly emphasised tech self-reliance as one of its top policy priorities as the country and its hi-tech ambitions face containment by the US and its allies. Xi has often reiterated the call for technological innovation at high-level meetings.