China’s highest ranked scientific award, the State Eminent Science and Technology Award, has been given to an engineer and a meteorologist. HUANG Xuhu played a key role in China’s nuclear submarine development. In December 1970, China launched Long March I, becoming the fifth nation to have a nuclear submarine. ZENG Qingcun, a renowned atmospheric scientist, helped modernize China’s weather forecast systems and meteorological satellite remote sensing technologies. The prize money is 8 million yuan ($1.14 million) for each receipient.
China Daily news release, January 10, 2020