A commendation conference for COVID-19 prevention and control was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on September 8th, 2020.

President Xi Jinping delivered a speech for the conference, and awarded medals to the winners of National Medals and National Honorary Titles of the People’s Republic of China.

The winners include:


Zhong Nanshan (Winner of Medal of the Republic)

Zhong is currently an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Director of the National Respiratory Diseases Clinical Medicine Research Center at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou Medical University.


Zhang Boli (Winner of National Honorary Title)

Zhang Boli instructed on the use of traditional Chinese medicines in treating novel coronavirus, achieving remarkable results and making major contributions to the prevention and control of the epidemic.


Chen Wei (Winner of National Honorary Title)

Military infectious disease expert Chen Wei from the Institute of Biotechnology under the Academy of Military Medical Sciences has made contributions in basic research and vaccines against COVID-19.


Zhang Dingyu (Winner of National Honorary Title)

Zhang Dingyu, who is a deputy head of the Hubei Provincial Health Commission and dean of Wuhan Jinyintan Hospital, helped gain time by confirming the unknown pneumonia as the novel coronavirus.

At the event, exemplary individuals and groups, as well as outstanding Party members and Party groups were also honored.

Four people and one group from Sanya were honored as exemplary individuals and group for their contributions in the fight against COVID-19 epidemic.

The recipients include:

Exemplary individuals:

Wang Bin/王彬, Deputy Director, Associate Chief Physician of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, People’s Hospital of Sanya

Lin Changfeng/林昌锋, Deputy Director and Associate Chief Physician of the Department of Infection, Sanya Central Hospital (Hainan Provincial Third People’s Hospital)

Zheng Jiageng/郑家耿, Deputy Director and Chief Physician of Sanya Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Su Zhongning/苏忠宁 (Li ethnic minority), Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) branch and Head of the Village Committee of Shengchang Village, Haitang District, Sanya City

Exemplary group:

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