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YUAN Longping Chosen as People-of-the-Year of China’s Economy

The award ceremony for 2007 CCTV People-of-the-Year of China’s Economy, looking for the backbone of China’s manufacturing industry, was held on January 30th. Academician YUAN Longping, the famous expert of hybrid rice and the winner of top National Science and Technology Award, was awarded “Top Ten People-of-the-Year of China’s Economy”.

This year’s Top Ten People-of-the-Year are chosen for their impetus to, responsibility for and innovation in the industry. 2007, people were emphasizing “created in China”, so the selection of Yuan Longping, “Father of Hybrid Rice”, as People-of-the-Year of China’s Economy lived up to people’s expectations----he is the most suitable flag bearer for “made in China”.