Xi Honors Top Sci­en­tists

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Jan­uary 8, Bei­jing: Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping (cen­ter) presents China’s top sci­ence award to vi­rol­o­gist Hou Yunde (left) and ex­plo­sives ex­pert Wang Ze­shan for their out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tion.

Wang Ze­shan, an aca­demi­cian at the Chi­nese Academy of En­gi­neer­ing (CAE), is known as the “King of Ex­plo­sives” for his re­search into com­pounds with im­por­tant civil­ian and mil­i­tary ap­pli­ca­tions. Hou Yunde, also an aca­demi­cian at the CAE, is the founder of China’s a’s work in mod­ern vi­rol­ogy. He laid the foun­da­tion for China’s ina’s molec­u­lar virus re­search, wrote numer­ous text­books, cre­ated China’s first ge­net­i­cally en­gi­neered drugs—highly po­tent medicines that can be mass-pro­duced—sav­ing mil­lions of lives and bil­lions for the coun­try’s econ­omy.

The na­tion’s top sci­ence award comes with a prize e of 5 mil­lion yuan (US$769,000). Twenty-nine sci­en­tists sts have re­ceived the award since it was es­tab­lished in 2000. 00.

by Ju Peng/xin­hua nhua

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