was awarded the Golden Wattle for his extraordinary contribution to the Chinese
language media and Australian-Chinese multicultural society.
"[Li's] high quality and comprehensive
broadcasting works are always in [an] innovative format and [have] deep
insight, which has gained international recognition and acclaims from both
Chinese language linguists, prestigious media scholars and the public,” said
Golden Leo, Vice President of the Golden
Wattle Awards Organizing Committee.
Serving as a broadcaster and journalist for SBS
Radio’s Mandarin program over the past decade, Li has contributed much in
building a bridge linking mainstream society with the Chinese community in
The prestigious awards, given by the Australian
Chinese Youth Federation [ACYF], recognizes the achievements of the top ten
outstanding Australian-Chinese youth each year.
Some of Li's recent work in the world
of major sports events include the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the
Guangzhou 2010 Asian Games.
His coverage in Guangzhou was recognized
internationally by the French Associated Press, Reuters, the Australian Associated
Press and BBC following a question to OCA President, Ahmad Fahd regarding the possibility of Australia participating in the Asian Games as a member of OCA.
Li, who holds a degree in law and a masters of commerce, believes journalism is the great responsibility of the objective and independent coverage.
"To tonight’s award recipients,
congratulations on your magnificent accomplishment. You can feel justifiably
proud of your efforts," said Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Representatives of Gillard and Federal
Opposition leader Tony Abbott, the Governor of NSW Professor Marie Bashir AC
CVO and more than 150 distinguished guests attended the special award ceremony.
*Edited by Kimiya Shokoohi