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Controversy over Green Chinese nominations

The inclusion of actress Gong Li on this year's shortlist for the "Green Chinese" awards has been met with a "mixed response", official newspaper China Daily reported on Thursday.
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The report said that internet commentators had condemned Gong Li for "talking about the environment while wearing fur."

Gong was seen wearing a fur during a session of the political advisory body the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in March, at which she presented a proposal on environmental issues.

The Green Chinese awards honour Chinese public figures who raise awareness on environmental issues. The awards will be presented on December 12 after going to a public vote.

Favorites to win an award include Wang Yongchen, the founder of Green Earth Volunteers.

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