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Xi honors two academicians with China's top science award

Updated:2020-01-10 11:57:01

  BEIJING, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping presented China's top science award to Huang Xuhua and Zeng Qingcun on Friday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.

  Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, granted award medals and certificates to them at an annual ceremony held in Beijing to honor distinguished scientists, engineers, and research achievements.

  Huang Xuhua, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, is the chief designer of the country's first-generation nuclear submarines.

  Zeng Qingcun, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is a famous meteorologist from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics under the CAS.