Grand Bauhinia Medal

The Grand Bauhinia Medal (Chinese: 大紫荊勳章) is the highest award under the Hong Kong honours and awards system; it is to recognise the selected person's lifelong 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. The award was created in 1997 to replace the British honours system, following the transfer of sovereignty to the People's Republic of China and the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.[2] Bauhinia, Bauhinia blakeana, is the floral emblem of Hong Kong.

Grand Bauhinia Medal
大紫荊勳章
Image of the medal
Awarded forlifelong and highly significant contribution to the well-being of Hong Kong[1]
Presented by Hong Kong, China
Post-nominalsGBM
Established1997
First awarded1997
Precedence
Next (lower)Gold Bauhinia Star
Grand Bauhinia Medal
Traditional Chinese大紫荊勳章
Simplified Chinese大紫荆勋章