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Mei Hing Chak, Chairman of Heungkong Charitable Foundation, Received the 10th “China Charity Award”
On September 13, the ceremony of the 10th “China Charity Award” - the highest government sponsored award for philanthropy in China was held in Beijing. Chairman of Heungkong Charitable Foundation Mei Hing Chak received the “China Charity Award” (Charity Model) again for her outstanding contributions to China's philanthropy, and she received the title in 2005 for the first time.
China’s reform and open-up has created remarkable economic miracles, and also a large number of individuals and groups having strong senses of social responsibility and mission emerged during this period, who demonstrate the spirit of philanthropy with their efforts and represent the main force pushing forward the development of China’s philanthropy. The “China Charity Award” came into being right under this backdrop, and was officially launched in 2005 under the administration of the Ministry of Civil Affairs for the purpose of recognizing outstanding and influential individuals, entities and charity trusts in China’s philanthropy, while Ms. Mei Hing Chak is one of them. The “China Charity Award” is the highest government sponsored philanthropy award in China under the administration of the Ministry of Civil Affairs. It is the 10th “China Charity Award” this year. Both of Chairman Chi Keung Lau and President Mei Hing Chak of Heungkong Group won the inaugural “China Charity Award” in 2005.