An award ceremony was held by the publicity department of the city's Party committee in New Town, Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province on Jan 19.
Six individuals – Lin Jian, Wang Lu, Sun Binyong, Yang Yubin, Rao Xinyu, and Ni Fangfen – and four groups – a women's volunteer team and three construction teams working on key projects – received the awards for most influential natives during the ceremony.
Lin, a police inspector in Dinghai district who has won over 10 honorable titles for his work, saved an old man's life from a blast site while on assignment but was left with serious burn injuries in September 2019.
Wang, a retired official in Daishan county, has been working as a volunteer teacher in a small village in Yunnan province since he retired in August 2016.
Sun, a 44-year-old mathematician born in Liuheng town, Putuo district, was promoted to research professor at the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science in 2011 and was elected an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in November 2019.
Yang, a veteran and secretary of the Hua'niao town Party committee in Shengsi county, helped build the town into a provincial-level demonstration town for rural construction and won several awards in 2019 for his accomplishments.
Rao, an 18-year-old athlete, won the championship in the women's 800m at the 2019 Asian Junior Athletics Championships in March 2019.
Ni, director of the Yangshan Island branch of the human resources and social security bureau of Shengsi county, has been working on the small island for 15 years and has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for locals.
The women's volunteer team, which was established by a group of women in local fishing households, held a series of voluntary activities to safeguard the rights of women and children in 2019.
The three construction teams respectively built an express way connecting the eastern and western sides of the city, a national base for the green petrochemical industry and a 500-kilovolt sea-crossing power grid, which has broken a total of 14 world records.