The State Council has issued a decision to grant awards to scientists and technicians who made prominent contributions to the development of science and technology, economy and society, and the modernization of national defense in 2015.
According to the decision, the State Council approved granting one first prize and 41 second prizes in the natural sciences. The State Council also approved granting one first prize and 65 second prizes in technological invention.
Moreover, the State Council approved giving special awards to three research projects in science and technology, 17 first prizes and 167 second prizes in this field. Meanwhile, a total of seven foreign experts have been given prizes in international science and technological cooperation.