306 citizens honored for contribution to HK

10:43, November 21, 2010      

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Hong Kong's Chief Executive Donald Tsang presented honors and awards to 286 recipients out of the total 306 honored citizens at the 2010 Honors and Awards Ceremony held at Government House on Saturday.

Seven persons, including Financial Secretary of the Hong Kong government John Tsang, philanthropist Stanley Ho, and Charles Kao, the Nobel Prize laureate, received the Grand Bauhinia Medal, the highest award under the Hong Kong's honors and awards system to recognize one's life-long contribution to the well-being of the city.

Meanwhile, the Gold Medals for Bravery were given to late Wong Fuk-wing, who sacrificed his life in saving victims of the Qinghai earthquake, and late Yeung Chun-kit, a senior fireman losing his life during a rescue and firefighting operation.

Apart from that, 12 recipients were rewarded the Gold Bauhinia Star, 23 the Silver Bauhinia Star, 10 the Distinguished Service Medal for Disciplined Services and the Independent Commission Against Corruption, and 42 the Bronze Bauhinia Star.

Source: Xinhua


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