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Recipient of July 1 Medal

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Zhang Guimei,

a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC), who ignited hope among impoverish­ed girls in mountainou­s areas, was awarded CPC’S top honor July 1 Medal at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 1.

Zhang, a 64-year-old principal and founder of a girl’s high school in Huaping County, Yunnan Province, has dedicated her 40 years of life to education at China’s southweste­rn border. Trying to cut the intergener­ational transmissi­on of poverty, she has raised the hopes of many with the light of education. Except Zhang, 28 other outstandin­g CPC members were awarded the medal.

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