The Conference on National Scientific & Technological Award, sponsored by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the State Council, was held in Beijing on the morning of January 14, 2011. HU Jintao, WEN Jiabao, LI Changchun, XI Jinping, LI Keqiang and other party and state leaders attended the event and conferred awards to the laureates. Vice Premiere LI Keqiang presided over the conference.
Mme. LIU Yandong, member of the CPC Central Committee and the State Councillor read out the Decision of the State Council on the State S&T Award 2010.
President HU Jintao conferred the Top State S&T Award to SHI Changxu and WANG Zhenyi. Prof. SHI Changxu is a renowned expert on material sciences, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, Special Advisor to the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Honorary Director of the Institute of Metal Research of CAS, and tenured professor of the Ruijin Hospital affiliated to the School of Medicine under Shanghai Jiaotong University. Prof. WANG Zhenyi is a renowned expert on hematology. Other awards conferred were the State Natural Sciences Award, State Technological Invention Award, State Scientific and Technological Progress Award and State International Science and Technology Cooperation Award.
Premier WEN Jiabao addressed the event on behalf of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council. Prof. SHI Changyi spoke on behalf of the laureates.
A total of 356 laureates received the 2010 national S&T awards which featured 2 Top State S&T Awards, 30 State Natural Sciences Awards (first prize unclaimed), 46 State Technological Invention Awards (2 first prizes and 22 second prizes), 273 State Scientific and Technological Progress Awards (3 top prizes, 31 first prizes and 239 third prizes), and 5 State International Science and Technology Cooperation Awards.