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Netizens honor China's top ten int'l friends

2009-10-12 16:06 BJT

A group of young people are paying tribute to Dr. Norman Bethune in front of his tomb in Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei province on April 1, 2007. Memorial services honoring the martyrs and heroes are regular events held on Qingming Festival in China. [Photo: Xinhuanet]
A group of young people are paying tribute to
Dr. Norman Bethune in front of his tomb in 
Shijiazhuang, capital of north China's Hebei 
province on April 1, 2007. Memorial services
honoring the martyrs and heroes are regular 
events held on Qingming Festival in China. 
[Photo: Xinhuanet]

China's top 10 international friends, who have made exceptional contributions to the country in the past 100 years, have been selected by Chinese netizens after 40 days of online voting, the sponsor China Radio International (CRI) announced on Monday.

Cooperating with the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, CRI conducted the online voting for Chinese people's top 10 international friends, as part of its programs to celebrate the 60th anniversary of China.