Xi signs orders to honor soldier, three military units

By: XinhuaFrom:English Edition of Xinhua | Updated: 2019-Aug-1 08:16
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Xi Jinping (C), chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), poses for a group photo with a soldier and representatives of three military units during a CMC ceremony in Beijing, capital of China, July 31, 2019. Xi has signed orders to honor a soldier and three military units. At the ceremony on Wednesday, Xi hung a medal around the neck of Du Fuguo, who was awarded the title "Heroic Demining Soldier", and presented him with a certificate, and went on to confer honorary banners to representatives of the three units. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

BEIJING, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Xi Jinping, chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), has signed orders to honor a soldier and three military units.

The title "Heroic Demining Soldier" was awarded to Du Fuguo, who in an operation last year lost his eyesight and both hands trying to protect his fellow soldiers from a landmine explosion.

The three military units honored are an air force group, an astronautical ground station and a scientific research office.

At a CMC ceremony on Wednesday, Xi hung a medal around Du's neck and presented him with a certificate, and went on to confer honorary banners to representatives of the three units.

Xi took a group photo with them.