On the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China awarded Liu Yongtan, a member of the Communist Party of China, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and a professor of Harbin Institute of Technology Liu Yongtan the title of “Model of the Times”. On the same day, the Party Central Committee approved the release of the great spirit of the first batch of Chinese Communists’ spiritual pedigree, including the spirit of scientists. Liu Yongtan has devoted his life to the research of the new system radar, which is the important weapon of the country, and vividly interprets the spirit of the scientist in the spiritual pedigree of the Chinese Communists.
If science and technology thrive, the nation will thrive, and if science and technology are strong, the country will be strong. The British scholar Needham put forward the famous “Needham Question” in the “History of Science and Technology in China“. In the world‘s scientific and technological achievements, China has occupied more than 54% of the leading position from the 6th century to the beginning of the 17th century. 0.4%, “Although ancient China made a lot of contributions to the development of human science and technology, why did modern science and industrial revolution not happen in China?”
72 years ago, the overall level of industrial technology in old China was very low, and modern scientific research was almost blank. The Communist Party of China has led the Chinese nation to stand up, become rich, and become strong. It has opened the door to a new round of scientific and technological revolution and industrial transformation. It has led several generations of scientific and technological workers to integrate patriotism and national aspirations into new China’s science and technology. In the great cause of innovation, after 72 years of development, the level of China‘s scientific and technological development has changed from focusing on tracking to tracking and running together, leading the way, from being the first productive force of science and technology to the first driving force of innovation.
Liu Yongtan, a model of the times, was born when the mountains and rivers were broken and his family and country were in trouble. Under the cultivation of the party, he developed patriotism and aspirations to strengthen the country, and he grew up as a leading talent in the Great Wall of my country’s coasts, territories and coastal defenses. In the early 1980s, a few countries that mastered this technology firmly held the information superiority of sea exploration. Liu Yongtan and his team have been rooted in the frontier for forty years and marched toward China‘s scientific research “no man’s land”. It took eight years to build a new system of radar experimental systems, overtaking the road of Western countries for two to three decades. In 2011, Liu Yongtan led the team from the experimental field to the application field to promote the “21st century radar” to benefit the people. A new system of radar with all-weather, all-weather, and long-range detection capabilities was successfully developed and put into practical application. The core technology of the international leading position has become a weapon for “the country relies on strength, the enterprise relies on it, and the people’s life relies on it”. In August 2020, Liu Yongtan donated all the 8 million prizes he won the National Highest Science and Technology Award to Harbin Institute of Technology for the future career of rewarding post-school students and cultivating young talents, demonstrating that this coastal defense science and technology innovation scientist is willing to be a ladder and build a radar army. The noble personality of the team.
The role model of the times, Liu Yongtan, has a heart for the great of the country, facing the frontiers of world science and technology, and facing the country’s major needs. He has spent his life exploring and expanding through difficult explorations. “, bravely rushed into the “no man’s land”, worked hard to achieve more original breakthroughs “from 0 to 1”, created a coastal defense weapon to defend the country’s territorial sovereignty, and answered the “Needham question” with vivid practice.
The world today is undergoing major changes unseen in a century. Technological innovation is the foundation for a country to become prosperous and strong. The report of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China proposed to speed up the construction of an innovative country and build a science and technology power. At present, our country has entered a new journey of building a modern socialist country in an all-round way and marching towards the second centenary goal. We are closer to the grand goal of achieving the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation than at any time in history, and even more so than at any time in history. It is necessary to give full play to the spirit of scientists and win the initiative to lead the country’s development through the initiative of scientific and technological innovation.
Marx said: “There is no smooth road in science. Only those who are not afraid to work hard and climb steep mountain roads can hope to reach the culmination of glory.” To climb the culmination of scientific achievements, we must vigorously promote the motherland and serve the people. The spirit of patriotism, the innovative spirit of bravely climbing the peak, the spirit of innovation to pursue the truth, rigorous scholarship, the dedication spirit of indifferent to fame and fortune, and dedicated research, the spirit of gathering wisdom, unity and cooperation, willing to be a ladder of talents, rewarding students The spirit of educating people.
Since the founding of New China, the vast number of scientific and technological workers have set up monuments of scientific and technological innovation on the land of the motherland, and they have created a unique spiritual temperament of scientists. With his lifelong persistence and perseverance, Liu Yongtan vividly interprets the innovation and fearlessness of scientific and technological workers, and vividly interprets the spirit of the scientist, a great spirit in the spiritual pedigree of the Chinese Communists.
In the face of fierce international competition, our country needs to strengthen the first driving force of innovation more than ever before. The new era calls for the emergence of more strategic scientists like Liu Yongtan as the pillars of the country to make outstanding contributions to the comprehensive construction of a modern socialist country in 2050. (Huang Yuling, commentator on China Broadcasting Network)