Over 14,000 Chinese workers receive national honors and rewards: white paper

16:53, September 10, 2010      

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A total of 14,578 workers in China have received the national honors and rewards titled "National Model Worker" and "National Outstanding Worker" by far, says a white paper issued by the Information Office of the State Council Friday.

According to the white paper, "China's Human Resources", the Chinese government adheres to the principle of combining morale boosting with material reward and has therefore set up a national system of honors and rewards which is being constantly improved.

The state awards workers who have made major contributions to national development with the honorary titles of "National Model Worker" and "National Outstanding Worker" - the former for workers, farmers and managerial personnel of enterprises, and the latter for personnel of government departments and public institutions.

Since 1989, the Chinese government has been holding a national conference once every five years to award such titles to model and outstanding workers from all walks of life, the white paper says.

Besides, the state honors citizens and organizations making brilliant contributions to scientific and technological development with the Science and Technology Award, it says.

Since 2000, a total of 27,772 people have won this award, and among them 16 prominent scientists won the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award of China.

China has two titles for academicians: Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the highest title in the field of science and technology, and Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, the highest title in the field of engineering and technology.



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