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Explosion expert, engineer won top science prize

(Xinhua) Updated: 2013-01-18 12:22

BEIJING - Explosions expert Zheng Zhemin and radar engineer Wang Xiaomo won China's top science award on Friday.

They were honored for their remarkable contributions to scientific and technological innovation, according to a statement posted on the Chinese government website,

An awarding ceremony is held on Friday morning in Beijing. Chinese leaders Hu Jintao, Xi Jinping, Wen Jiabao, Li Keqiang and Liu Yunshan attended the ceremony.

China has given the annual award to elite scientists and researchers for 13 consecutive years since 2000.

Zheng, 88, is member of both the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Zheng has devoted himself to research including elastic mechanics, explosion processing and underground nuclear explosions.

Wang, 74, is a CAE member who has been engaged in the research and design of radar for the past 30 years. He is regarded as "father" of airborne warning and control systems in China.

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