Interview with Zhong Nanshan
Updated 16:03, 29-Sep-2020

World Insight with Tian Wei


Chinese President Xi Jinping paid tribute to recipients of the Medal of the Republic and the national honorary title for their outstanding contributions to China's fight against the COVID-19 epidemic. On August 11th, President Xi signed a presidential order to recognize the special contributions of four Chinese individuals in efforts against the pandemic. Dr. Zhong Nanshan, a renowned infectious disease expert, was presented with the Medal of the Republic, the highest national honor. Three others -- Zhang Boli, Zhang Dingyu and Chen Wei -- received the honorary title "People's Hero" for their efforts in developing treatments and vaccines. Another 1,500 people as well as hundreds of institutions were also honored. Earlier, CGTN Host Tian Wei had the chance to talk to Dr. Zhong Nanshan. Here are his thoughts and contributions to this cause.

Aired: 09/08/2020