Award set up to honour women scientists

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THE first award to honour women scientists in China, the Chinese Young Women in Science Fellowship, was set up on Wednesday in Beijing.  

The award, created by the All-China Women's Federation, China Association for Science and Technology, the China National Committee of Unesco, and sponsored by L'Oreal China, is aimed at displaying the great contribution of women to the development of science and technology in China.  

According to Hong Tianhui from the All-China Women's Federation, the award will be issued every year between this year and 2008 to four women scientists from across China.  

Each recipient will get a prize of 100,000 yuan (RM45,799). – China Daily  

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