China’s top science prize goes to nuclear pioneer and aircraft designer

Nov 3, 2021 | INVESTING

The Chinese government has given the nation’s most prestigious science award to two recipients who, when the nation was still poor, weak and far behind the West, insisted on leading the world through home-grown innovation.Aircraft designer Gu Songfen and nuclear scientist Wang Dazhong each received the State Pre-eminent Science and Technology Award in Beijing on Wednesday, and with it a prize of 8 million yuan (US$1.25 million) each, slightly more than this year’s Nobel Prize winners will…

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