List of honorary citizens of Beijing

Honorary citizen of Beijing is an honorary title awarded to foreigners, overseas Chinese and Hong Kong and Macau compatriots who have made outstanding contributions to Beijing's foreign cooperation, economic construction and social development.[1] The honorary citizen's certificate and badge will be issued by the Beijing Municipal Government.

For foreigners, overseas Chinese, Hong Kong and Macau compatriots who have been awarded the honorary citizenship of Beijing, all relevant institutions in Beijing shall provide assistance in their working and living in Beijing. They will be invited to participate in major celebrations organized by Beijing and enjoy VIP privileges.

List of honorary citizensEdit

As of 30 March 2017.
# Name Birth-Death Nationality Notes Granted
1 Rewi Alley 1897 – 1987   New Zealand Writer and political activist expatriating in China[2] 2 December 1982
2 Shunichi Suzuki 1910 – 2010   Japan Governor of Tokyo[3] 28 October 1983
3 Michael Shapiro 1910 – 1986   United Kingdom Expert of Xinhua News Agency expatriating in China[4] 30 September 1986
4 Henry Fok Ying Tung 1923 – 2006   Hong Kong, China Vice Chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference[5] 29 September 1999
Tsang Hin-chi 1934 – 2019   Hong Kong, China President of Goldlion Group Co. Ltd.[6] 29 September 1999
Sir Li Ka-shing 1928 –   Hong Kong, China Chairman of CK Hutchison Holdings[7] 29 September 1999
Lee Shau-kee 1929 –   Hong Kong, China Chairman of Henderson Land Development[8] 29 September 1999
Cheng Yu-tung 1925 – 2016   Hong Kong, China Chairman of New World Development[9] 29 September 1999
Walter Kwok Ping-sheung 1950 – 2018   Hong Kong, China Chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties[10] 29 September 1999
Chen Jinglun 1925 –   Hong Kong, China Hong Kong entrepreneur, donator of Beijing Chen Jing Lun High School[11] 29 September 1999
Robert Kuok Hock Nien 1923 –   Malaysia Chairman of Kerry Properties[12] 29 September 1999
Manfred Durniok 1934 – 2003   Germany Film producer, director and screenwriter[13] 29 September 1999
Hui Jingzai 1932 –   China (overseas) Chairman of Niigata Overseas Chinese Association[14] 29 September 1999
14 Lauther Chell 1938 –   Germany Piano manufacturing expert expatriating in China[15] 24 January 2000
15 Ora Namir 1930 – 2019   Israel Israeli Ambassador to China[16] 13 May 2000
16 Stanley Ho Hung-sun 1921 –   Macau, China Chairman of Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau[17] 1 January 2001
17 Zdzisław Góralczy 1936 –   Poland Polish Ambassador to China[18] 12 February 2001
18 George Ernest Killian 1924 – 2017   United States President of the International University Sports Federation[19] 21 September 2001
19 Jorma Jaakko Ollila 1950 –   Finland Chairman & CEO of Nokia[20] 8 August 2002
Yoshiharu Fukuhara 1931 –   Japan Honorary President of Shiseido[21] 8 August 2002
21 Chung Mong-koo 1938 –   South Korea Chairman & CEO of Hyundai Motor Group[22] 25 June 2003
22 Jacques Jean Marie Rogge 1942 –   Belgium President of the International Olympic Committee[23] 25 March 2009
Juan Antonio Samaranch 1920 – 2010   Spain Honorary President of the International Olympic Committee[24] 25 March 2009
Hein Verbruggen 1941 – 2017   Netherlands Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad[25] 25 March 2009
Sir Philip Craven 1950 –   United Kingdom President of the International Paralympic Committee[26] 25 March 2009
Dakuya Okada 1925 –   Japan Honorary President of AEON[27] 25 March 2009
Sudono Salim 1916 – 2012   Indonesia Honorary Chairman of Salim Group[28] 25 March 2009
Eka Tjipta Widjaja 1921 – 2019   Indonesia Chairman of Sinar Mas Group[29] 25 March 2009
29 Tetuo Kadowu 1927 –   Japan Chairman of Tokyo Japan-China Friendship Association 20 October 2009
30 Stephon Xavier Marbury 1977 –   United States Basketball player of Beijing Ducks[30] 2 April 2014
31 Lamine Diack 1933 –   Senegal President of the International Association of Athletics Federations[31] 20 August 2015
32 Tomislav Nikolić 1952 –   Serbia President of Serbia[32] 30 March 2017

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