Xi hails late Chinese geophysicist Huang Danian, stresses patriotism

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Added On May 26, 2017

 BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) -- President Xi Jinping has asked society to learn from renowned geophysicist Huang Danian, who made outstanding contributions in education and scientific research.

 
Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in a written instruction praising Huang's contribution to the nation.
 
Xi said Huang devoted his life to national prosperity and revival and people's wellbeing.
 
He called on the public to follow the example of Huang, learning from his patriotism, professional dedication, and the noble spirit of being indifferent to fame and wealth while dedicated to the country.
 
"People should put their patriotism and aspirations into the great course of reform and development," Xi said, asking ordinary people to do their jobs well, and contribute to the realization of the nation's two centenary goals and the Chinese dream of national rejuvenation.
 
Huang, known for his expertise in deep earth exploration technology, studied and worked in Britain for 18 years before returning to China in 2009. Over the ensuing years, he helped China soar in a number of technical fields, transforming the nation into one of the world's leaders in deep earth exploration.
 
Huang died from illness aged 58 on Jan. 8.