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The 2018 “West Lake Friendship Award” Awarding Conference Was Held
2018-11-01 10:09:21

The 2018 “West Lake Friendship Award” Awarding Conference of the People’s Government of Zhejiang Province was held in Hangzhou on October 30th. Before the meeting, Governor Yuan Jiajun, together with Wang Wenxu, met with representatives of the winners of this award.

On behalf of the Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial Government, Yuan Jiajun expressed his congratulations to the award-winning experts and expressed his gratitude to all the foreign experts working in Zhejiang and all the international friends supporting Zhejiang's modernization. He pointed out that at present, Zhejiang is studying and implementing Xi Jinping's Socialism with Chinese Characteristics in a New Era, taking the “Double Eight Strategies” as the general guiding outline, and taking empowering the province with reform, innovation, opening and talents as the work orientation, so as to promote high-level comprehensive well-off society and high-level modernization. The high-quality development of Zhejiang in the new era owes much to the strong support of science and technology, and talents, and it also provides a broad stage for foreign experts to display their talents. We warmly welcome overseas talents to come to Zhejiang to make innovation and start business, and share opportunities for mutual development. We will fully implement the new science and technology policies and the new talent policies, and thus actively create the best province for talents.

The “West Lake Friendship Award” is the highest honor established by the Provincial Government to recognize the outstanding contributions of foreign experts in the economic and social development and personnel training in this province. Since its establishment in 1997, a total of 649 experts have won this award, and 44 of them have also won the Chinese Government Friendship Award. This year's “West Lake Friendship Award” featured scientific and technological innovation and applied research, with 50 foreign experts winning the award.

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