BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), one of the country's top think tanks, plans to turn itself into a world-class institute in scientific research in about 15 years, according to a Tuesday CAS statement.
The CAS will restructure itself to focus on research concerning the strategic demands of the nation and stand at the forefront of global technology.
The CAS aims to make major breakthroughs in big data, cloud computing and mobile Internet.
According to the statement, the CAS will intensify research on people's livelihoods. Efforts will be made to improve food safety and cope with smog and landslides.
Supervision from a third party and the public will be invited to ensure the transparent use of research funds.
In addition, the CAS will make changes its human resources system to stimulate and support both leading researchers and outstanding young researchers.