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Decorations of the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Civilian orders

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Order of Brilliant Jade with Grand Cordon

Instituted in 1933, this is the highest order presented by the Republic of China, and can be worn only by the head of a nation. According to the regulations, this order can be presented by the president of the country or an emissary expressly dispatched to friendly nations for the conferment.

The medal has a star-patterned face of inlaid jade bordered with gold and pearls. The center is the "white sun in a blue sky," the national emblem of the ROC, symbolizing a tribute to the head of state internally and the strengthening of friendly ties with other countries externally.

Order of Brilliant Jade with Grand Cordon
Order of Brilliant Jade with Grand Cordon
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Order of Dr. Sun Yat-sen with Grand Cordon

The main medal has a portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the ROC, and the accompanying medal has a picture of a volume of the Three Principles of the People, which is the guiding principle of the ROC's national development. Instituted in 1941, this order is in commemoration of the Founding Father as well as a token of thanks to those who make very outstanding contributions to this country.

Order of Dr. Sun Yat-sen with Grand Cordon
Order of Dr. Sun Yat-sen with Grand Cordon
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Order of Chiang Chung-Cheng with Grand Cordon

The characters "Chung-cheng", the Chinese name of the late President Chiang Kai-shek, are inscribed on the main medal, while the accompanying medal has a picture of the ROC Constitution. The order was instituted in 1980 and has no ranks.

Order of Chiang Chung-Cheng with Grand Cordon
Order of Chiang Chung-Cheng with Grand Cordon
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Order of Propitious Clouds

The center of the medal features a picture of propitious clouds in token of auspiciousness. This order was instituted in 1941 and classified into nine ranks.

Order of Propitious Clouds
Order of Propitious Clouds
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Order of Brilliant Star

The center of the medal is a five-pointed star in token of virtue. This order was instituted in 1941 and classified into nine ranks.

Order of Brilliant Star
Order of Brilliant Star