A Nanyang-based diamond processing company had been honored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology as a manufacturing demonstration enterprise.
From billionaires to athletes, many Chinese made it big in the news in 2016. But like previous years, there were some who made a difference to society in their own ways - often quietly. Here is a recap of media coverage around four such grassroots heroes.
After spending 180 days sealed in a "space capsule" in Shenzhen, Guangdong province for an experiment simulating a long journey to Mars, four volunteers finally "returned" to Earth on Dec 13.
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice, the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 21 and ends on Jan 4.