The 6th Most Distinguished Chinese Worldwide Award Celebrated Excellence at UN headquarters
By: Asian Integrated Media
NEW YORK - June 2, 2016 - PRLog -- The 2016 version of The Most Distinguished Chinese Worldwide Award ceremony was successfully held at the headquarters of the United Nations on May 25.
Co-organized by Huarenbang Asia Association Committee (HAA), the Strategic Alliance of Asian-American Non-Profit Organizations (SAAANPO), World Council of Peoples for the United Nations and Asian Integrated Media, the annual event received congratulatory letters from the New York State Assembly, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio as well as the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, recognizing the hosting parties and the extraordinary recipients who made great efforts to benefit the Chinese community.
"New York's greatest asset is the power of its diverse people -- including a thriving population of Asian Americans -- and we are proud of our residents' shared desire to lift each other up and give back to our great city," Blasio said in the congratulatory letter. "By honoring accomplished individuals of Chinese heritage who have made vital contributions to their communities and professions, HAA and SAAANPO are helping to promote civic engagement, foster a commitment to excellence, and strengthen the ties between New York and China."
This year's honorees include Dr. Henry C. Lee, one of the world's foremost forensic scientists; Lisa Lu, a Chinese-born American actress and singer who won the Golden Horse Awards three times in the 1970s; Award-winning photographer Jinqiang Sun; Poet and artist Zhenqi Wu; Spiritual therapist Dr. Shi-Pei Lee; Acupuncturist David P.J. Hung; renowned chef Huang-June Jan; Yuhan Liu, who served as a bilingual journalist for the New York Times' Pulitzer Prize finalist nail salon investigation "Unvarnished"
Established in 2010, The Most Distinguished Chinese Worldwide Award is an internationally recognized award in the Chinese society, honoring the most accomplished individuals who made crucial contributions to the development of the Chinese community. Previous award winners include Nobel Prize laureate Charles K. Kao, US Congresswoman Judy Chu, internationally recognized film director Zhang Yimou, famed economist Mao Yushi, choreographer Yang Liping, Peking Opera master Mei Baojiu, and several other community and industry leaders of Chinese descent. The past ceremonies were successfully held in Beijing, San Francisco and Sydney and the next is scheduled to take place in Malaysia next year when the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is expected to be present.