Picture story | Salute them with these special arrangements!

The National Medal and Honorary Title Awarding Ceremony was held in the Golden Hall of the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on the morning of the 29th.


We'll sort out the special arrangements for the presentation ceremony.


President Xi Jinping Signed Presidential Decree


Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a presidential decree on September 17th. In accordance with the decision of the Standing Committee of the Thirteenth Session of the Thirteenth National People's Congress to award the National Medal and the National Honor, 42 people were awarded the National Medal and the National Honor.


Xi Jinping presented the Medal in person


The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, the President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, Xi Jinping, attended the ceremony, conferred on them the Medal of the Republic, the Medal of Friendship and the Medal of the National Medal of Honor for the winners of the National Medal of Honor. After the presentation ceremony, Xi Jinping and other leading comrades took a group photo with them.


National Guard Guard Concierge.


On the morning of the 29th, the national medals and honorary titles winners gathered in a concierge bus from their places of residence, escorted by a valiant convoy of state guests, and set out for the Great Hall of the People.


Greeted at the Great Hall of the People with a high standard of courtesy


Outside the east gate of the Great Hall of the People, soldiers holding red flags stood on both sides of the road, shoulder-gun soldiers standing solemnly on the steps. By the time the motorcade arrived, the teenagers who had been waiting there had burst into warm cheers.


Long red carpets on the steps, paving the way for them. Winners of state medals and honorary titles ascended the steps and entered the east gate of the Great Hall of the People. In the east entrance hall, green embellishment, flowers blooming, electronic screen played a welcome language, beautiful affectionate "Red Flag Ode" melody echoed. Leading comrades of the Party and the State Work Committee for Honorary Commendation of Meritorious Service greeted them here collectively.


The site arrangement of the award ceremony shows the solemnity and sacredness of the "National Ceremony”


The Golden Hall of the Great Hall of the People is brightly lit and the atmosphere is warm and solemn. The national emblem is hanging high on the huge red backdrop, and the designs of the Republic Medal, the Friendship Medal and the National Honor Medal stand out prominently. In front of the backdrop, eighteen bright five-star red flags flanked each other, and 18 military honor guards stood at gunpoint on either side of the medal stand.


The trumpet sounded, and two flag-keepers held high the five-star red flag, while three soldiers marched to the site of the award, bearing the Medal of the Republic, the Medal of Friendship and the Medal of National Honor.


Military Orchestra Composes and Presents Music "Salute to the Motherland"


At the presentation ceremony, the PLA Military Orchestra performed six pieces of music, namely "Welcome March", "Horn of Award", "March of Volunteers", "Salute to the Motherland", "Song and Smiles" and "Farewell March". The music that runs through the award of medals is "Salute to the Motherland". Zhang Haifeng, head of the PLA Military Orchestra, said: "Salute to the Motherland" was specially created for this award ceremony, and was performed in the Golden Hall of the Great Hall of the People for the first time in public, in order to highlight the party's and the state's highest standard of courtesy to heroes and models. This piece of music is not a simple march, but a grand ceremony music with rich elements, multi-level, complete structure, like a symphony poem.