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Senior Chinese leader calls for efforts to promote citizens' morality

09-21-2011 09:15 BJT

BEIJING, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- Senior leader Li Changchun on Tuesday called for efforts to boost the influence of "model citizens" in order to promote positive values and morality among the general public.

Li, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, made the remark while attending a forum for China's outstanding citizens.

China launched a biennial nationwide campaign in 2007 to select and recognize model citizens who have displayed outstanding professional dedication or who have contributed to social development through acts of honesty, kindness and respect.

More than 65 million people gave recommendations for approximately 36,000 candidates for this year's forum, according to the event's organizers.

On Tuesday evening, an awarding ceremony was held in Beijing and 54 of the candidates have been recognized as this year's "model citizens" for their positive contributions to society.

The ceremony also gave nomination prizes to 260 others.

Li Changchun attended the awarding ceremony and presented medals to the model citizens.


Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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