Memory chip parts by Micron Technology are pictured at an industrial fair in Frankfurt in 2015. File photo: VCG

Science and technology independence has been a major focus for deputies and members during the two sessions, with proposals and suggestions from the representatives reflecting China’s strengthened determination to achieve self-reliance and tackling bottlenecks in technology advancement.

Feng Dan, a professor from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and a deputy to the 14th National People’s Congress (NPC), said on Sunday that she has witnessed and participated in the development of China’s storage technology and related products from the earliest days, adding that the nation will win the future only through constantly ramping on technology innovations.

Deputies and members including Tang Changhong, a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), submitted a proposal on “optimizing the market access mechanism and accelerating the development of unmanned aviation systemic industry”, proposing