Gold Bauhinia Star

The Gold Bauhinia Star (Chinese: 金紫荊星章, GBS) is the highest Bauhinia Star rank in the honours system of Hong Kong, created in 1997 to replace the British honours system of the Order of the British Empire after the transfer of sovereignty to People's Republic of China and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).[1] It is awarded to those who have given distinguished service to the community or rendered public or voluntary services of a very high degree of merit.

Gold Bauhinia Star
金紫荊星章
Presented byGovernment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Post-nominalsGBS
Established1998
First awarded1998
Precedence
Next (higher)Grand Bauhinia Medal
Next (lower)Medal for Bravery (Gold)
Gold Bauhinia Star
Traditional Chinese金紫荊星章
Simplified Chinese金紫荆星章