January 10, 2006
Professor Zhang Guangduo is honoured for his design work on controversial big dams in China.
Beijing: June 1 saw the Fourth Guanghua Engineering Award announced in Beijing, with altogether 19 experts getting the awards. Zhang Guangdou, a 90-year-old academician from Tsinghua University, won the "Achievement Award" and a prix of RMB 1 million yuan, the first and the highest of its kind in China for honoring the scientist who has made great achievement in engineering. Liu Baicheng, professor from Tsinghua University and 12 other scientists won the "Guanghua Award" of RMB 150,000 yuan each, and five other scientists won the "Youth Award" of RMB 100,000 yuan each. Song Jian, Qian Zhengying, and Zhu Guangya, vice-chairmen of the CPPCC National Committee, awarded medals for the winners in the Great Hall of the People on June 1. As reported, a total of 55 scientists have won the honors since the first Guanghua Award was launched in 1996. In addition, the Chinese Academy (CAS) of Sciences released the list of 7 new-elected foreign academicians, making the number of foreign academicians to reach 41 in CAS.