Order of Blue Sky and White Sun

The Order of Blue Sky and White Sun with Grand Cordon (Chinese:青天白日勳章 or 青天白日勛章) is the Republic of China's second highest military award. Created in 1929, it is awarded for "outstanding contributions to national security under foreign invasion" and is second only to the Order of National Glory. The name and the design come from the Blue Sky with a White Sun symbol of the Republic of China and the Kuomintang.

Order of Blue Sky and White Sun
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Order of Blue Sky and White Sun without the Grand Cordon
TypeSingle-grade Grand Cordon
Awarded forOutstanding contributions to national defense
Presented bythe Republic of China
EligibilityMilitary personnel only
StatusLast awarded 2020
Established15 May 1929
First awarded1930
Last awarded3 January 2020
Total209
Total awarded posthumously1
Total recipients210
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Ribbon of the Order of the Blue Sky and White Sun
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of National Glory
Next (lower)Order of Precious Tripod

Unlike many other ROC medals, Order of Blue Sky and White Sun comes only as a first-class medal, without varying degrees of commendation; since 1981, it has been presented with the Grand Cordon, a very large ribbon, in this case, a white ribbon with red and blue edges. Before that, it came with a plain ribbon that is the smaller version of the modern grand cordon.

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(For his aid in defending China during World War II, Joseph Stilwell was twice offered the order, but he refused it both times.)

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