February 15, 2012

CHINA: Physicist, 92 and architect, 89, win top national award

BEIJING / People's Daily / China Politics / February 15, 2012

Chinese President Hu Jintao (C) poses for a photo with physicist Xie Jialin (R) and architect
Wu Liangyong (L) after presenting to them the 2011 State Top Scientific and Technological
Award at a ceremony held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Two Chinese scientistsphysicist Xie Jialin and architectWu Liangyongwere both given China's top science and technology award Tuesday morning at a high-profile annual ceremony held to honor excellent scientists andresearch achievements.

Attended by President Hu JintaoPremier Wen Jiabao and senior leaders LiChangchun and Li Keqiangthe eventstaged in the Great Hall of the Peoplesaw thetwo each conferred the State Top Scientific and Technological Award and awarded 5million yuan (794,900 U.S.dollars).

President Hu Jintao delivered certificates to the two top scientistsshook their handsand congratulated them on their achievements. Read more

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