Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) presents award certificates to physicist Zhao Zhongxian (R) and pharmacologist Tu Youyou, who won China's top science award, at an annual ceremony held to honor distinguished scientists and research achievements in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 9, 2017. [Xinhua/Li Xueren]
Zhao is a leading scientist in superconductivity, while Tu won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for her discovery of artemisinin to treat malaria.
The pair were presented the award at an annual ceremony held to honor distinguished scientists and research achievements.
Winners are each entitled to an award of 5 million yuan (around US$722,000).
The winners were chosen by the State Council.
(Source: Shanghai Daily)
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