The bill was passed unanimously in the Senate in September and will be signed by the President of the United States, according to CNN. The Congressional Gold Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom are the two highest non-military honors in the United States. After the bill came into force, Congress awarded nearly 20,000 Chinese veterans in recognition of their contributions to the Second World War.
The bill was first introduced by Amy Tan and Kenzo Hirano in the U.S. Senate in May last year, and by Royce and Liu Yunping in the House of Representatives. In recent years, the United States Congress has passed similar bills to award the Japanese and Filipino World War II veterans Congress gold medals. The passage of the bill also won the approval and welcome of some civil rights organizations in the United States for the award of the Congressional Gold Medal to Chinese veterans. We finally have the opportunity to recognize the sacrifices and sacrifices of Chinese Americans who fought for the United States in World War II, Liu said. Even in the face of the humiliating anti-Chinese bill, Chinese veterans proudly serve the country, become representatives of patriotism, and express their deep commitment to the United States.