A total of 8,487 police officers from China's immigration administration organs were awarded medals in commemoration of their exemplary work in guarding China's border regions.
The medals were presented by the National Immigration Administration and its subsidiary immigration administration departments.
This marks the first time the country presented the medal, an honorary award for immigration administration workers. It was established after being approved by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council.
As per regulations, from this year on, the medals will be awarded annually to immigration administration police officers who have served in remote and harsh areas of border regions. Officers who have given 10, 20 and 30 years of service will be awarded bronze, silver and gold medals respectively.