Foreign Experts Cited by Zhejiang

Twenty-eight foreign experts working in east China's Zhejiang Province were presented with West Lake Friendship Awards by the provincial government Friday.

Vice-Governor Wang Yongming issued the prizes to the foreign specialists at a ceremony in this provincial capital.

In his address, the vice-governor thanked the foreign friends for their contributions to local economic development and social progress.

Since 1997, the provincial government has issued the annual award to 118 overseas experts from a dozen countries, including the United States, Germany, Japan, Norway, France, Canada, the Republic of Korea and Malaysia.

An average of 2,200 overseas professionals work in this coastal province every year.

People's Daily Online ---