British Representative Chris Wood presents Dr. Winston Wong, OBE with the official insignia
Dr. Winston Wong, OBE and British Representative Chris Wood with Dr. Wong’s OBE Warrant signed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Dr. Winston Wong, OBE and British Representative Chris Wood with the official insignia of the OBE
Anna Kao, Director General European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan and Dr. Winston Wong, OBE
Ming Jeh Chien, Charlene Wong and Dr. Winston Wong, OBE
On 7 January 2016, the British Representative, Mr. Chris Wood, hosted a reception to celebrate the award of a British honour to Dr. Winston Wen-Young Wong, OBE.
Dr. Wong has been recognised for his services to education and research in the UK, and to UK/Taiwan education relations. The British honours system recognises people who have made notable achievements in public life and/or who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. Awards are recommended by the British Government’s Honours Committee through the Prime Minister, and are approved by Her Majesty The Queen.
In presenting Dr. Wong with the OBE insignia and the official Warrant for the award, Chris Wood said:
“Dr. Wong is a longstanding friend of the United Kingdom. Since his studies in the UK, where he holds degrees in physics, applied optics and chemical engineering from Imperial College, London, Dr. Wong has been a strong supporter of research and education in the UK, in particular at Imperial College. He has also supported the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Chevening Scholarship programme, which supports potential future leaders in their fields to study for a Master’s degree in the UK.
I warmly congratulate Dr. Wong on this official recognition by the UK of his outstanding contributions.”
Dr. Wong expressed his gratitude to Her Majesty The Queen, to Chris Wood and the UK for being recognized with this great honour.
British awards to Taiwan residents are relatively infrequent. Other Taiwan recipients include a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) to Mr CHANG Yung-fa, Chairman of the Evergreen Group, in 2006 for services to shipping and to UK/Taiwan trade; and in 2008 an OBE to Mr Leslie KOO, Chairman of the Taiwan Cement Corporation and Co-Chair of the Taiwan British Business Council, for services to UK/Taiwan trade.
For further information, please visit www.gov.uk/world/Taiwan and www.facebook.com/britishofficetaipei.