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Bennett Jones' Cheng receives Governor General's Medallion in Beijing

Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 1:09 PM | By Paula Kulig

Daniel Cheng, managing director for Asia Pacific and chief representative in Beijing for Bennett Jones LLP, received the Governor General’s Medallion at a ceremony in Beijing on July 14. The award was presented to Cheng by Gov. Gen. David Johnston.

Daniel Cheng

Gov. Gen. David Johnston and Daniel Cheng of Bennett Jones LLP

In a letter accompanying the medallion, the governor general noted that Cheng’s work “to foster a strengthened relationship between Canada and China is appreciated by so many. I am grateful to you for reinforcing the economic and business ties between our countries, which have allowed both our peoples to benefit economically. Thanks to your efforts and those of like-minded citizens, I have no doubt that Canada's ties in the region will continue to flourish."

When presenting the award to Cheng — who is a Beijing-born Canadian citizen — Johnston noted that “R.B. Bennett would be very proud,” referring to the law firm’s founding partner who was prime minister from 1930-35.

The governor general was on an official visit to China, from July 10 to 14, with stops in the cities of Chongqing, Guiyang and Beijing.