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Hospital professor knighted

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 15 June, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 15 June, 1996, 12:00am

Surgeon Professor Harry Fang Sin-yang, the uncle of Chief Secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang, has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

In the penultimate such honours for the territory, the medical superintendent of St Paul's Hospital in Causeway Bay was the only Hong Kong recipient of a knighthood.

Other local people honoured included television presenter and former Oxfam director Chris Bale, who became a Member of the British Empire (MBE), and legislator Eric Li Ka-cheung, who became an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

In England, singer-songwriter Van Morrison, author Joanna Trollope and golfer Sam Torrance were among the honours recipients.

Morrison and Trollope became OBEs while Torrance became an MBE. Beatles producer George Martin received a knighthood.


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