Chinese tech giant Tencent launched an award program with the country's leading scientists to support research and development in life sciences, advanced manufacturing and other key science and technologies fields.

The Xplorer Prize will award 50 science professionals under 45 years old each year. Prize winners will receive 600,000 yuan (86,300 U.S. dollars) annually for five consecutive years to support their exploration in fundamental science and cutting-edge core technologies, according to a statement from Tencent Foundation, the company's charitable platform.

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