Tang Prize award ceremony to be held Sept. 21 in Taipei

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Image taken from Tang Prize Foundation's Facebook page.

Image taken from Tang Prize Foundation's Facebook page.

Taipei, Sept. 15 (CNA) The 2018 Tang Prize award ceremony will be held at Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei on Sept. 21 to honor top researchers in the fields of sustainable development, biopharmaceutical science, sinology, and the rule of law, the Tang Prize Foundation said Saturday.

The Tang Prize, dubbed by some as the Asian Nobel Prize, was launched in 2014 and is awarded every two years.

This year, a series of forums and speeches highlighting the laureates' achievements will be held during Tang Prize Week from September 19-28. As part of the Tang Prize Week, the laureates are expected to give a series of lectures at universities across the country Sept. 25-28.

The events will also include a concert at the National Concert Hall and exhibitions featuring the lives and works of the Tang Prize laureates, according to the foundation.

The awardees were announced in June, with James Edward Hansen and Veerabhadran Ramanathan winning the prize for Sustainable Development; Tony Hunter, Brian Druker and John Mendelsohn taking the honors for Biopharmaceutical Science; Yoshinobu Shiba and Stephen Owen for Sinology; and Joseph Raz for the Rule of Law.

The award ceremony on Sept. 21 will be followed later in the day by banquet at Grand Hotel in Taipei.

(By Chen Chih-Chung and Ko Lin)

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