One hundred Chinese were awarded reform pioneer medals and 10 foreigners were honored with China reform friendship medals at a grand gathering to celebrate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up in Beijing on December 18th 2018.
Among these individuals, 4 Chinese home appliance entrepreneurs won laurels for their contributions. They were:
Zhang Ruimin, chairman and CEO of Haier Group
He Xiangjian, chairman of Midea
Li Dongsheng, chairman and CEO of TCL
Ni Runfeng, former president of Sichuan Changhong Electronics Group Corp
(Pictures from CHEAA-run China Appliance)