Florence Fang receives George H. W. Bush Award for Lifetime Achievement in U.S.-China Relations

June 12, 2020

The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations announced today that Ms. Florence Fang, a prominent California businesswoman, civic leader and philanthropist, will receive the George H. W. Bush Award for Lifetime Achievement in U.S.-China Relations.  Ms. Fang is being recognized for her decades of significant personal efforts to bridge the United States and China and deepen understanding between the peoples of the two countries. 

“Florence Fang’s lifetime of innovative efforts to bring together her ‘birth mother’, China, and her ‘adopted mother’, the United States, have greatly benefited both countries and their people,” stated Neil Bush, founder and chairman of the Bush China Foundation and the third son of President George H. W. Bush. “A visionary and charismatic bridge-builder, Florence has played a unique and invaluable role in deepening U.S.-China understanding and friendship—something my father recognized and greatly valued.” 

“There’s nobody like Florence Fang,” stated Max S. Baucus, former United States senator and ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. “Her drive, her intelligence, her force for good inspires us all.  We’ll always be marveling at Florence Fang.”

(from L-R) Barbara Bush, George H. W. Bush, Florence Fang, circa 1990

Florence Fang and George H. W. Bush, circa 1991