Two Chinese academicians win nation's top science prize

15:45, January 14, 2011      

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Chinese President Hu Jintao(C) poses for a photo with material expert Shi Changxu (R) and hematologist Wang Zhenyi (L) after he presented to them the 2010 State Top Scientific and Technological Award, in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 14, 2011. (Xinhua/Liu Jiansheng)

Two Chinese scientists, material expert Shi Changxu and hematologist Wang Zhenyi, won China's top science award Friday for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation.

The two scientists, both from the Chinese Academy of Engineering, were each awarded five million yuan (757,600 U.S. dollars) and certificates which were presented by President Hu Jintao at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

China has given the annual State Top Scientific and Technological Award to elite scientists and researchers for eleven consecutive years since 2000.

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