Want China Times
The Tang Prize, Taiwan’s highest private award for global achievement, has
gained increasing global publicity following a report in the German weekly Die Zeit earlier this month that compared the prize with its global counterparts such as the Nobel prizes.
Covered by Die Zeit in its Oct. 8 edition, the Tang Prize was compared with other awards, including the Nobel prizes awarded by Norway and Sweden, the Kyoto Prize from Japan, and the Shaw Prize from Hong Kong.
The Tang Prize was described as “a biennial prize based out of Taiwan that is given in four categories: Sinology, Biopharmaceutical Science, Rule of Law, and Sustainable Development,” which the foundation said suggests the prize’s growing influence.
Further, the foundation cited Guenter Wermekes, the German finalist in the Tang Prize Medal Design Competition in 2013 as saying that the prize “seems to have become much more popular and important in the world, and among [the] German public.” [FULL STORY]