Open main menu

The Grand Bauhinia Medal (Chinese: 大紫荊勳章) is the highest award under the Hong Kong honours and awards system; it is to recognise the selected person's lifelong and highly significant contribution to the well-being of Hong Kong. The awardee is entitled to the postnominal letters GBM and the style The Honourable. The award was created in 1997 to replace the British honours system, following the transfer of sovereignty to the People's Republic of China and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.[2] Bauhinia, Bauhinia blakeana, is the floral emblem of Hong Kong.

Grand Bauhinia Medal
大紫荊勳章
Hong-kong035.jpg
Image of the medal
Awarded by  Hong Kong, China
Awarded forlifelong and highly significant contribution to the well-being of Hong Kong[1]
Post-nominalsGBM
Statistics
Established1997
First awarded1997
Precedence
Next (lower)Gold Bauhinia Star
Grand Bauhinia Medal
Traditional Chinese大紫荊勳章
Simplified Chinese大紫荆勋章

List of recipientsEdit

1997Edit

1998Edit

1999Edit

2000Edit

2001Edit

2002Edit

2005Edit

2006Edit

2007Edit

2008Edit

2009Edit

2010Edit

2011Edit

2012Edit

2013Edit

2014Edit

2015Edit

2016Edit

2017Edit

2018Edit

2019Edit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Megan C. Robertson (17 February 2003). "Hong Kong: Grand Bauhinia Medal". Medals of the World. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  2. ^ Protocol Division Government Secretariat. "General Awards". Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Retrieved 8 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Removal of Honours" (PDF). Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Gazette. 22 (9). 2 March 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.