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Liu Shenggang Wins Honorary Title as World's Most Influential Figure

published: 2011-11-25 14:21:03       hits: 

Recently, news has been revealed from "Pride of China and Power of Chengdu—2011 Campaign for World's Most Influential Figures in Chengdu", sponsored by Chengdu Media Group and organized by Chengdu Radio and Television Broadcasting Station, ifeng.com, and Chengdu Business Daily, that Academician Liu Shenggang from UESTC has been awarded the honorary title of World's Most Influential Figure in Chengdu representing the science and education circles. As Prof. Liu was in Beijing to attend the Congress of Chinese Academy of Science, his wife Ms. Jiang Chenqi received the award on his behalf at the awarding ceremony.

With its focus for selecting candidates on five areas—science and education, culture and media, business, arts, and sports, the "11 Campaign for World's Most Influential Figures in Chengdu" has been a selecting campaign that is the highest in level, the broadest in scope, and the most diversified in medium type. To carry forward the spirit of Chengdu, and to increase the international influence of the city, all citizens of Chengdu staying home and living abroad were encouraged to participate in the campaign.

It is reported that from October 12 till November 5, over 32.2 million votes were casted online and 23,487 people voted at the fifty voting stations across the city or sent their votes via short messages on mobile phones. On the basis of the mass voting statistics, the final decisions were made by the campaign jury: twenty-seven people out of the fifty candidates became the first "World's Most Influential Figures in Chengdu".