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Order of Blue Sky and White Sun


Order of Blue Sky and White Sun

Order of Blue Sky and White Sun
Order of Blue Sky and White Sun without the Grand Cordon
Awarded by the Republic of China
Type Single-grade Grand Cordon
Eligibility Military personnel only
Awarded for Outstanding contributions to national defense
Status Last awarded 2009
Established 15 May 1929
First awarded 1930
Total awarded 209
Next (higher) Order of National Glory
Next (lower) Order of Precious Tripod

Ribbon of the Order of the Blue Sky and White Sun

The Order of Blue Sky and White Sun with Grand Cordon (Chinese:青天白日勳章) is the Republic of China's second highest military award. Created in 1929, it is awarded for "outstanding contributions to national security under foreign invasion" and is second only to the Order of National Glory. The name and the design come from the Blue Sky with a White Sun symbol of the Republic of China and the Kuomintang.

Unlike many other ROC medals, Order of Blue Sky and White Sun comes only as a first class medal, without varying degrees of commendation; since 1981, it has been presented with the Grand Cordon, a very large ribbon, in this case a white ribbon with red and blue edges. Before that it came with a plain ribbon that is the smaller version of the modern grand cordon.

Notable recipients

See also

External links

  • 青天白日勳章 (Order of Blue Sky and White Sun with Grand Cordon)

A full Chinese-language listing of the recipients of the Order of Blue Sky and White Sun.

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