President Xi Jinping meets with representatives of national role models in the field of emergency management and loyal guards in the fire-fighting sector on Nov 5, 2021. (Photo/Xinhua)
President Xi Jinping met on Friday with national role models in the field of emergency management and loyal guards in the firefighting sector who were honored at a recent commendation conference.
Xi, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, congratulated the role models and loyal guards and extended his sincere greetings to all those working in the emergency management and firefighting sectors.
He talked with the honorees and had a group photo taken with them.
Wang Huning, a member of the CPC Central Committee's secretariat and the Standing Committee of its Political Bureau, and Vice-Premier Han Zheng, also a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau, were present at the meeting.
The first national commendation conference to honor such workers was held on Thursday in Beijing.
State Councilor Wang Yong attended the conference and delivered a speech, calling on emergency management personnel to put people and lives first.
The honorees consisted of eight first-class hero models in the emergency management sector, 99 advanced units, 190 advanced workers, as well as 30 loyal guards in the firefighting sector and 30 second-class hero models.