Prof. Li Jie of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) is approved to enjoy the 2016 State Council Special Allowance. The news is according to the latest list of special government allowance recipients from the State Council which was announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People's Republic of China. Prof. Li received 20,000 Yuan tax-free allowance from the central government.
Prof. Li Jie is now leader of Plant Phylogenetics & Conservation Group. He has been engaged in studies of plant phylogenetics, biogeography, flora, DNA barcoding of plants, plant conservation, etc for many years. Prof. Li got his studies published in many international peer-reviewed journals. He has supervised a batch of young researchers, made outstanding achievements in both scientific research and talent training.
The special government allowance from the State Council is a system t for honoring the experts, scholars and technicians who had made outstanding contribution. It had been issued every two years since 1990. It is a major measure to show the care and concern of the government to high level professional and technical talents and highly skilled personnel, and to strengthen the construction of the team of high level and high skilled talents.
So far, 27 professors of XTBG have won the special government allowance from the State Council.
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