Top science award winner donates prize money to Kunshan scholarship program

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Du Xiaogang, secretary of the CPC Kunshan City Committee, and Zhou Xudong, the committee’s deputy secretary and the city mayor, visited Qian Qihu at the Army Engineering University on the morning of January 14.

On behalf of the committee, the city government and local people, Du and Zhou expressed congratulations and high respect to Qian, who just won the 2018 State Preeminent Science and Technology Award.

Professor Qian, 82, was born in Dianshanhu Town in Kunshan City. As one of first academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, he is a famous expert of defense engineering. He has devoted his life to research and personnel training in defense engineering sector, pioneered the theory system behind China's modern defense engineering, and set up the discipline of defense engineering. He has been determined to create an unbreakable below ground defense infrastructure.

Professor Qian said his growth has benefited from the hometown and so he will donate the prize money of 8 million yuan ($1.18 million) to create a scholarship foundation in Kunshan, which will help excellent students from poor family backgrounds.

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