The 2011 Ho Leung Ho Lee Award Ceremony was held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on November 8. Madame Liu Yandong, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee andState Councilor, Mr. Sang Weiguo Vice Chairman of NPC (National People’s Congress) Standing Committee, Mr. Wan Gang, Vice Chairman of CPPCC, and other State leaders attended the ceremony and presented awards to the winners.
This year, Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation awarded 51 outstanding scholars, among whom one received “Science and Technology Achievement Award”, thirty-five won “Science and Technology Progress Award”, and another fifteen won “Science and Technology Innovation Award”. Two professors of Sichuan University are among the winners. They are Professor Xu Weilin from State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering and Professor Wang Jiaxu from School of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, who were granted the Science and Technology Innovation Awards.
Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation is a social welfare foundation, incorporated in Hong Kong on March 30, 1994, funded by Hong Kong patriotic financial entrepreneurs Ho Sin Hang, Leung Kau Kui, Ho Tim and Lee Quo Wei, whose purpose is to reward Chinese scientific and technological personnel who have made outstanding achievements and significant progress, and are good at innovation as well, so as to promote the development of science and technology in China. Academician Xu Xi, Academician Xie Heping and Academician Liu Yingming of Sichuan University have received this prize before.