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Outstanding Contributors to China’s Reform and Opening-up series

JAN . 08 2019
Peking University, Jan. 8, 2019: The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) plans to honor 100 outstanding individuals who have made great contributions to China’s reform and opening-up. Three PKU teachers, Wang Xuan, Li Yining, and Justin Yifu Lin, were on the list, along with eight PKU alumni, Yu Min, Wang Jiafu, Robin Li  Yanhong, Zou Bihua, Hu Fuming, Zhong Nanshan, Tu Youyou and Fan Jinshi.

Zhong Nanshan (1936 - ) is a pulmonologist and academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, who discovered the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) coronavirus and managed its outbreak in Guangdong province in 2003. Later, he devoted himself to the public medical service and provided common people with the knowledge of preventive anti-epidemics measures. In recent years, he has also played an important role in the battle of fighting influenza A (H1N1) virus and its subtype H7N9.

Written by: Wang Nini, Wang Xi
Edited by: Huang Yadan, Xu Liangdi
Source: PKU official subscription account (in Chinese)