07 April 2017
Astronauts of the Shenzhou 11 spacecraft were honored on March 31 for being 2016's top influencers. The award is given by Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV to those who have greatly influenced people in the country and beyond. They were hailed as the best presentation of the Chinese spirit by the public who selected them for the award.
In its 11th year, the award ceremony is held annually to honor more than 100 celebrities and leading figures from all walks of life for their contribution to society. This year, a total of 11 people and groups won the award from the fields of sports, science, literature, architect, movies and public affairs.