A Chinese academic who lives in Hove said that she was thrilled to have been honoured by the Queen.

Dr Hong Lu, 48, of Davigdor Road, Hove, was made an OBE in the Birthday Honours List “for services to the Chinese community in the UK and community relations between the UK and China”.

She works at the London School of Economics (LSE) and is the co-ordinator of the Confucius Institute for Business London.

 

She is also the chairman of the trustees of the Chinese Education Development Project (CEDP) Chinese Centre, in Fleet Street, Brighton.

The former Brighton University student said: “I am thrilled and honoured to have it.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported me over the years in academic teaching on Chinese language and culture and in running Chinese cultural-related activities.

“This award belongs to the community as a whole although I have the privilege of wearing it.”

She said that she had been pleased to see relations between China and Britain developed in recent years.

There were many China-related projects running at the Confucius Institute and the CEDP Chinese Centre where people could understand and learn about the world’s most populous country.

Among the events staged locally have been Chinese new year celebrations and tai chi demonstrations by senior citizens.

Hong Lu completed her Master of Arts (MA) degree in teaching English as a foreign language in 1996 and her PhD on ICT support teaching and learning in 2007.

She has also been a visiting scholar at Sussex University.

She was born in China and qualified as a teacher in 1988. Before coming to Britain she taught at Guangxi University in southern China for seven years.

After completing her MA, Hong Lu worked as a home school liaison officer for Brighton and Hove City Council until 2001.

In addition to her voluntary role at the CEDP Chinese Centre, she has acted as an interpreter at the Olympic Games, in Greece. In her 19 years of community service locally, she has also been a trustee of Community Base, in Brighton, and a director of the Black and Minority Partnership.

 

2015年6月12日是英国女王官方生日。活动之一是按惯例颁发卓越贡献勋章。

 

任职于英国伦敦政治经济学院的卢红博士,伦敦商务孔子学院的执行主任,同时也义务兼任CEDP中国中心主席的她,被英国女王授予英国卓越勋章OBE,表彰她在英国华人社区及中英关系上的卓越贡献。卢红博士是这次颁奖的唯一华裔。由英国首相卡梅伦提名的勋章授予,是英国政府和女王对中英关系和文化交流的认可和支持,也是对孔子学院在英国伦敦政治经济学院乃至全英语言和文化工作开展的认可。由此可见英国方面在欢迎习近平主席10月来访做出了积极的努力。


附注:
英国政府官方网站公告获勋章名单https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/birthday-honours-lists-2015
英国卫报公布英国勋章获得者名单。http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/12/queens-birthday-honours-list-2015-obe
LSE伦敦商务孔子孔子学院网站
http://www.lse.ac.uk/Confucious
CEDP中国中心网站
http://cedp.org.uk