A series of press conferences themed "Promoting High-Quality Development" were held in Beijing on March 19, where the information on Beijing's talented individuals of sci-tech innovation and other facts were shared.

Beijing has a clear advantage in terms of education and technological talented minds. Regarding its infrastructure, 92 universities and more than 1,000 scientific research institutes are based in this city which ranks first in China in terms of the numbers of national laboratories and large scientific facilities. The intensity of investment in research and development has remained steady at around 6 percent for many years, making it rank high in China and globally.

As for software, Beijing has implemented several forward-looking regulations including those for the commercialization of scientific and technological achievements and the protection of intellectual property rights, as well as 24 pilot reform measures in Zhongguancun, to create a new institutional environment and make it more and more ideal for comprehensive innovation.

Speaking of talent, Beijing is also home to over 550,000 researchers, nearly half of the academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and more than 25 percent of the experts of China's "Ten Thousand Talented Minds Program". A considerable number of individuals employed in Beijing have been selected as "Highly Cited Scientists" globally for 411 times, a number ranking first among global cities. The capital also has an apparently large talent pool for cutting-edge technologies, with the number of the top professionals in the AI industries there accounting for 43 percent of the national total.

(Source: WeChat Official Account "Beijing Release")