Li urges Hubei to boost innovation

Premier says province should strive for rapid economic development

Premier Li Keqiang called on Hubei province on Friday to continue kindling researchers’ enthusiasm for technological and business innovation and to accelerate the transformation from old economic drivers to new ones.

Hubei, in Central China, should promote innovation and entrepreneurship to cultivate new industries, especially as it is home to a large number of research institutions, universities and professionals, Li said when joining a panel discussion with National People’s Congress deputies from the province.