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Orders, decorations, and medals of Hong Kong
The existing Hong Kong honours system was created after transfer of government of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China as a special administrative region in 1998. Before that, Hong Kong was a British dependent territory and followed the British honours system with the Order of the British Empire. also Medal for Bravery (Silver) (MBS) and Medal for Bravery (Bronze) (MBB). Recipients of Hong Kong Civilian Gallantry Awards (Prior to 1 July 1997) Royal Hong Kong Police Force: George Medal (G.M.) I.P. Hyde (Malaya) J.H. Bruce 1973 King’s Police Medal for Gallantry (K.P.M.) Queen’s Police Medal for Gallantry (Q.P.M.) Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry (C.P.M.) D.Pitt 1968 E.J. Stevenson 1968 L. Burton 1973 P.M. Mullens 1973 K.Y. Lun 1973 K.L. Luk 1973 D.W.F. O’Brien 1973 J. Reid 1973 K.M. Chan 1974 P. Lau 1974 Queen’s Gallantry Medal (Q.G.M.) K.F. Chan 1980 C.K. Tung 1980 N.A. McQueen 1981 C.H. Yeung 1981 T.M. Adamson 1986 M.J. Lovatt 1986 K.P. Chiu 1987 Queen’s Commendation for Brave Conduct (Q.C.B.C.) T.G. Collins (UK) G.S. Shirra 1973 W.H. Tam 1973 C.K. Liu 1973 S.C. Leung 1973 S.Y. Chan 1973 K. Yip 1976 S.K. Lam 1977 W.T. Lo 1977 W.K. Miu 1977 W.L. Lee 1978 K.T. Chau 1979 C.H. Ng 1979 K.F. Tang 1979 K.C. To 1979 S.F. Chan 1981 K.C. Leung 1980 C.F. Wong 1982 K.W. Ying 1983 W.W. Ko 1983 K.W. Ng 1986 S.W. Fu 1986 H.C. Li 1986 Queen’s Commendation for Bravery (Q.C.B.) (from 1995) To be updated to 1997 and to include all other Government Departments and non-government recipients.

Types of awards
General awards
The Grand Bauhinia Medal the highest award under the HKSAR honours and awards system, is to recognise the selected person’s life-long and highly significant contribution to the well-being of Hong Kong. The awardee is entitled to the postnominal letters GBM and the style The Honourable. (Bauhinia, Bauhinia blakeana, is the floral emblem of Hong Kong.) The Order of the Bauhinia Star has three classes (postnominal in parenthesis): the Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS), the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS), and the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS). The Gold Bauhinia Star (GBS) is awarded to eminent persons who have given very distinguished services to the community or who have rendered public or voluntary services of a very high degree of merit. The Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) is awarded to persons who have taken a leading part in public affairs and/or voluntary work over a long period of time. The Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) is awarded to persons who have given outstanding service over a long period of time, but in a more limited field or way than that required for the Silver Bauhinia Star.

Disciplined Services and ICAC Awards
The Disciplined Services and ICAC Awards are awarded to officers of the ’disciplined formations’ (similar to uniformed services elsewhere) and the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC). There are three types of awards [1]:

Bravery awards
The Order of the Medal for Bravery is awarded for display of bravery in an incident. The Medal for Bravery (Gold) (postnominal MBG) is the highest in this order. There is

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Distinguished Service Medals
• Hong Kong Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PDSM) • Hong Kong Fire Services Medal for Distinguished Service (FSDSM) • Hong Kong Immigration Service Medal for Distinguished Service (IDSM) • Hong Kong Customs and Excise Medal for Distinguished Service (CDSM) • Hong Kong Correctional Services Medal for Distinguished Service (CSDSM) • Government Flying Service Medal for Distinguished Service (GDSM) • Hong Kong ICAC Medal for Distinguished Service (IDS)

Nomination and awarding
The nomination is usually made by SAR Government departments, and evaluated by the Honours Committee. The annual Honours List is published in the Gazette of the SAR Government on the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment Day (1 July).

Justice of the peace
Justice of the Peace (????; postnominal JP) is a title of honour given by the Government to community leaders, and to certain officials while they are in their terms of offices. Official Justices of the Peace (??????) is usually refer to those who is both a government official and a Justice of the Peace. The others may be referred as Non-Official Justice of the Peace (???????). For a person who is related to the New Territories, the Chief Secretary for Administration may appoint him/ her as a New Territories Justice of the Peace (??????). Justices of the Peace have no judicial functions, and their main duties include visiting prisons [1], administering statutory declarations, to serve any advisory panels, and other functions that are imposed by the Chief Executive.

Meritorious Service Medals
• Hong Kong Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PMSM) • Hong Kong Fire Services Medal for Meritorious Service (FSMSM) • Hong Kong Immigration Service Medal for Meritorious Service (IMSM) • Hong Kong Customs and Excise Medal for Meritorious Service (CMSM) • Hong Kong Correctional Services Medal for Meritorious Service (CSMSM) • Government Flying Service Medal for Meritorious Service (GMSM) • Hong Kong ICAC Medal for Meritorious Service (IMS)

Long Service Medals and Clasps
• Hong Kong Police Long Service Medal and Clasps • Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Long Service Medal and Clasps • Hong Kong Fire Services Long Service Medal and Clasps • Hong Kong Correctional Services Long Service Medal and Clasps • Hong Kong Immigration Service Long Service Medal and Clasps • Hong Kong Customs and Excise Long Service Medal and Clasps • Hong Kong Auxiliary Medical Services Long Service and Clasps

See also
• List of people with Hong Kong SAR honours since 1997 • Other honours systems: • Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom: formerly granted in Hong Kong and ceased after 1997. Honour members can continue to carry the titles, but not officially recognised in Hong Kong by the government after 1997. • Orders, decorations, and medals of Australia • Hong Kong order of precedence

Order of precedence
The order of precedence is listed as follows in postnominals: GBM, GBS, MBG, SBS, MBS, BBS, MBB, MH (Medal of Honour), JP.

Footnotes
[1] Hong Kong Government information of Justice of the Peace

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External links
• Honours and Awards -- Protocol Division of the Hong Kong SAR

• Recipients of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Honours and Awards • order of precedence in Hong Kong

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