Los Angeles, October 10 (ZXS) -- The Asian Hall of Fame 22 Award Ceremony was held in Los Angeles, USA on the 2023st, and well-known Chinese entrepreneurs and philanthropists Zhang Xianghua and his wife won the Person of the Year.

In the evening, the award ceremony kicked off in the ballroom of the century-old Millennium Hotel Bitmore in downtown Los Angeles, celebrating the induction of 16 outstanding individuals from politics, economics, technology, medicine, film and television, music and other fields into the Asian American Hall of Fame.

On the evening of October 10, local time, the Asian American Hall of Fame 21 Awards Ceremony was held in Los Angeles, USA, and well-known Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist Zhang Xianghua (second from right) and his wife Zhang Wang Cuiling (second from left) won the Person of the Year. Photo by Zhang Shuo, reporter of China News Agency

Cheung Cheung Wah and his wife, Chung Wang Cuiling, received this honor for their outstanding business achievements and years of dedication to philanthropy.

For more than 40 years in the United States, Zhang Xianghua has successively founded companies such as the Chinese-style fast food chain "Pick Up Stix" and Zion Enterprise LLC, and has become a well-known Chinese entrepreneur with a net worth of more than <> million yuan from scratch, and won the "Alice Island Medal of Honor" in recognition of immigrants in the United States.

Zhang Xianghua and his wife are enthusiastic about philanthropy and have won the 33rd "Outstanding Philanthropist Award" of the American Association of Fundraising Professionals, and are the only Chinese among the winners. What is particularly commendable is that Zhang Xianghua and his wife have long provided a large amount of selfless funding to art activities and art organizations, and have repeatedly sponsored American musicians to visit and perform in China, building a musical bridge to promote people-to-people exchanges between China and the United States and deepen people-to-people friendship between China and the United States.

That evening, Zhang Xianghua said in an interview with the China News Agency: "As a first-generation immigrant, we have experienced a difficult entrepreneurial process and realized our dreams through hard work. At the same time, we genuinely give back to the community and do our best to help others achieve their dreams. We have a wish to let the mainstream American society see the backbone, sense of responsibility and social responsibility of our Chinese people. We will continue to work tirelessly to achieve this. ”

Also listed in the Asian American Hall of Fame 2023 are U.S. Representative Marilyn Strickland, President of Wanxiang America Ni Pin, AMD Semiconductor Chairman Su Zifeng, Hollywood screenwriter Adele Lin, "Rolling Stone" magazine reporter Fang Zhenhao, girl music group Blackpink member Lalisa Manoban, etc. Nintendo received the Asian American Hall of Fame's inaugural annual corporate trophy.

Established in 2004, the Asian American Hall of Fame celebrates the excellence of Asian Americans and promotes public recognition of Asian American contributions. Asian American Hall of Fame President Mingjin Xie expressed his hope to promote cross-cultural exchange and understanding through the annual awards event. (End)