On the morning of September 8, a grand meeting for commending the models in the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic was held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, where President Xi Jinping presented medals to the winners and delivered an important speech. The meeting commended the outstanding individuals and collectives, excellent CPC members and nation-wide advanced basic-level party organizations in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic.
West China HOspital’s Liang Zong’an, Kang Yan, Zong Zhiyong and Wei Yuquan were granted the honorary title of Outstanding Individual, while WCH won the title of advanced collective of fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. President Li Weimin, on behalf of WCH, received the medal on stage.
At the conference, a total of 1,500 individuals were granted the honorary title of “Outstanding Individuals of Fighting against the COVID-19 Pandemic (including 44 posthumously awarded)”, 500 units the honorary title of “Advanced Collective of Fighting against the COVID-19 Pandemic,” 200 individuals the honorary title of “Excellent CPC Member (including 14 posthumously awarded)” and 150 units the honorary title of “Nation-wide Advanced Basic-level Party Organization.”