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.