Updated on 10 May 2012
My dream was to eliminate hepatitis A in China. At that time, I thought it would take 30 years to reduce the incidence to five millionths (five in one million), but now it is already done. The new epidemic followed, because of precedent for SARS, H5N1-bird flu vaccine must be developed; and because of precedent for H5N1, H1N1 influenza vaccine must be developed. Stress and pressure always come together, that is why we always stick to innovation. Innovation comes from difficulty. Now, what I am involved in is my favorite career and I really enjoy it.
What is your advice for young entrepreneurs?
Set up a goal and mission that attract employees to work together when establishing the company. Always focus on the needs of the country and society, not just the current market demands.
What was your reaction when you came to know about the BioSpectrum award?
Very surprised and very excited. Thanks to the organizer.