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Release DateSeptember 26, 2021
Medal of the Republic (Chinese: 功勋) is a 2021 Chinese eight-part anthology biographical drama television series. The TV series follows the deeds of eight people who were awarded the Medal of the Republic.
It consists of eight segments directed by eight directors, Zheng Xiaolong (also chief director), Shen Yan, Lin Nan, Yang Wenjun, Mao Weining, Kang Honglei, Yan Jiangang, and Yang Yang. It stars many of China's top actors, many in supporting roles and cameos. The series follows the stories of the first group of eight recipients (Li Yannian, Yu Min, Zhang Fuqing, Huang Xuhua, Shen Jilan, Sun Jiadong, Tu Youyou and Yuan Longping) of the Medal of the Republic, China's highest honor for those who have made great contributions to the development of the People's Republic of China. Medal of the Republic is also a production to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. The series was aired on Zhejiang Television, Dragon Television, Beijing Television and Jiangsu Television on 26 September 2021.