BEIJING, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Hu Jintao has called on the country's enterprises to recruit more talents and strengthen research and innovation in order to facilitate the transition from "made in China" to "created in China."
Hu made the remarks during a two-day inspection to Zhuhai, a coastal city in China's southern economic hub of Guangdong Province, from Sunday to Monday.
During his visits to the Kingsoft Corporation Limited, a leading software company in China, and a research institute of the Gree Electric Appliances Inc., Hu said the two companies' business success was indispensable from the country's support and their own research and innovation.
Chinese enterprises should recruit more talents and hone their research and development capabilities in order to facilitate the transition from "made in China" to "created in China," Hu said.
He also urged members of the Communist Party of China (CPC) to play a leading role in the enterprises' technical innovation.
The president also visited two local technician training schools, where he encouraged the students to devote themselves to their studies in order to become talents needed by the country.
After hearing the work reports from the Guangdong provincial government and the Communist Party of China (CPC) Guangdong provincial committee, Hu urged the province to accelerate its transition to an innovation-driven economy.
The province should also make sound efforts to improve people's livelihood, promote socialist culture, safeguard social harmony and stability, and push forward party building under the new situation, he said.
Hu, also general secretary of the Central Committee of the CPC and chairman of the Central Military Commission, visited Zhuhai after he attended celebrations marking the 10th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland.