LIVES OF SERVICE
Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying presented the city’s top honours and awards for 2016 to 322 people in a ceremony at Government House on October 29. Carrie Lam, Tam Yiu-chung, Chan Wingkee, Victor Lo (pictured left, receiving his medal from Leung), Hu Fa-kuang, Moses Cheng and Tsui Lap-chee all received the highest award, the Grand Bauhinia Medal. The award recognises a person’s lifelong and highly significant contribution to the well-being of Hong Kong. Tung Chen-chen and 17 others were presented with the Gold Bauhinia Star. The Gold Medal for Bravery was posthumously awarded to firefighters Thomas Cheung Yiu-sing and Samuel Hui Chi-kit, who died in the Ngau Tau Kok fire in June.