Dr. Yun Kai TONG, SBS
Dr. TONG Yun Kai, SBS, MBE, was born in 1934 in Guangdong Province, China. He is President of The Confucian Academy, President of The Hong Kong Confucianism Association Limited, President of Hong Kong Badminton Association, Member of the Selection Committee of Chief Executive for the First, Second, Third & Fourth Government of the HKSAR, Honorary Vice President of Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China, Honorary Life President of Asian Badminton Confederation and Honorary Advisor (former Vice Chairman) of International Confucian Association. Dr. Tong is ranked 12th in the Precedence List in the Government of HKSAR. In 2005, he was granted the World Peace Award by the World Religion Federation in Japan. In 2006, he was awarded by President George W. Bush of United States the President’s Award for his Educational Excellence as an “Outstanding Confucian Scholar”. In 2009, Dr. Tong was awarded the “World Peace Grand Prize” by Lincoln Memorial Foundation for Peace in recognition of his contribution to the freedom and the world peace. Recently, He received The Confucius Culture Prize from the Ministry of Culture of China in 2011 and Silver Bauhinia Star from HKSAR Government in 2014.
Dr. Tong has all along been paying tribute to Confucius since his childhood. For more than fifty years, he has spared no efforts to promulgate the Confucian school of thoughts. In addition, he has participated in many various seminars sponsored by other Confucian institutes and contributed generously towards various Confucian entities. Up to now there are near 1320 times of speeches. Apart from publications, Dr. Tong has donated more than 150 million Hong Kong dollars in promoting Confucian philosophy; the money has been used to donate more than 500 Confucius Statues, a Confucian hospital and various Confucianism related topic books, and so on. His footprints are found all over the world.