About the Award About the Award

With its rapid development in different parts of the world, traditional Chinese medicine is playing an increasingly important role in the healthcare system in many countries. Against this backdrop, the School of Chinese Medicine of the Hong Kong Baptist University established the International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Chinese Medicine in 2011. The objectives of the Award are to honour scientists and scholars who have made groundbreaking and internationally recognised achievements in advancing the internationalisation of Chinese medicine or Chinese medicine research, and to promote the internationalisation and modernisation of Chinese medicine for the benefit of the global community.

Established with a generous donation from the Cheung On Tak Charity Foundation, the Award is named after Mr. Cheung On Tak.

Cheung On Tak Charity Foundation
About the Award About the Award

The Cheung On Tak Charity Foundation was founded by renowned entrepreneur Mr. Cheung On Tak in 1992 to support the society and needy people through the development of education, religious and medical services. Former consultant of Man Po Investment Company Limited and On Tak Enterprise Company Limited, Mr. Cheung is well-known for his philanthropy and commitment to serving the society. He has an impressive record of services in trade and industrial as well as community organisations, such as President and Chairman of Chiu Chau Plastic Manufacturers Association Company Limited, Director of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce, Honorary President of The Aberdeen Kai-fong Welfare Association Social Service Centre, Chairman of the Southern District Anti-drug Campaign and President of the Hong Kong Cheung Shi Clansmen's Association. In 2011, Mr. Cheung was conferred Honorary University Fellowship by the Hong Kong Baptist University.

Over the years, the Foundation has contributed generously to teaching and research initiatives, and has made substantial donations to a number of universities in Hong Kong to support their development.