Xie Jialin Presented with China's Top Science Award

Attended by President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao and senior leaders Li Changchun and Li Keqiang, the event, staged in the Great Hall of the People, saw the two each conferred the State Top Scientific and Technological Award and awarded 5 million yuan (794,900 U.S.dollars).

President Hu Jintao delivered certificates to the two top scientists, shook their hands and congratulated them on their achievements.

In his address at the ceremony, Premier Wen said that China should fundamentally count on its reform and opening-up drive, systematic innovation and scientific progress as the way to overcome the influence of external economic crises, solve systematic and structural problems and achieve development in leaps and bounds.