Oct 1 is Chinese National Day. Every year on this day, we celebrate New China’s birthday. This year sees its 70th birthday. China has grown and developed (发展) a lot over the years. Many people worked hard to make this happen. To show respect for them, the country decides to award (授予) 42 people – both Chinese and foreigners – with national medals (国家勋章) and national honorary titles (国家荣誉称号). Eight of them will receive the Medal of the Republic. Who are they? Let’s have a look.