58 honored as national ethical role models


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BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- A total of 58 people were honored as China's national ethical role models, the seventh group to receive the honor, at a ceremony held in Beijing Thursday.

They were recognized for their outstanding contributions to society, their good reputation among the public and being exemplary role models.

Stories of the awardees, including boldly helping others in danger and dedicating themselves to their work, were presented at the ceremony.

The role models and 257 nominees were selected after a six-month national campaign that included candidate recommendation by the public and votes.

Conducted every two years, the campaign has selected 408 national ethical models and 1,740 nominees.