Making funeral a wedding: Xi presents medals to role models in China’s COVID-19 fight

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CCP General Secretary Xi Jinping Tuesday presented medals to recipients of the Medal of the Republic and the national honorary title for their outstanding contributions to the country’s fight against the COVID-19 epidemic.

A meeting was held in the morning at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing to commend role models in the country’s fight against the epidemic.

The Medal of the Republic was conferred on renowned respiratory disease expert Zhong Nanshan.

The national honorary title, “the People’s Hero,” was conferred on Zhang Boli, a traditional Chinese medicine expert who presided over the research of the COVID-19 treatment scheme combining traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine, Zhang Dingyu, head of Wuhan’s designated coronavirus-treating Jinyintan Hospital, and Chen Wei, a military medical scientist who made major achievements in COVID-19-related basic research and development of vaccine and protective medicine.

Zhong Nanshan, recipient of the Medal of the Republic and Zhang Boli, Zhang Dingyu and Chen Wei, recipients of national honorary title “People’s Hero”, are escorted to the Great Hall of the People by an honor guard on Sept 8, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]
Role models in China’s fight against the COVID-19 walk into the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept 8, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

President Xi Jinping attends a meeting to commend role models in China’s fight against the COVID-19 epidemic at 10 am on Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua

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