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Taiwanese singer-songwriter Jam Hsiao was recently named one of the recipients of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the Republic of China (Taiwan) Award.

According to Focus Taiwan, the 28-year-old singer received the recognition in the field of arts and culture, with head jury Wang Jin-pyng calling him “a music messenger who treats others sincerely”.

Jam, who attended the event held on 5 October, expressed his delight with the honour, and shared that he was a former troubled teenager who was saved by music.
The singer previously revealed in an interview that it was his music teacher who had faith in him and gave him lessons in music for free to deter him from going astray.
Other recipients include 2014 Asian Games gold-medallist, Lin Tzu-chi, and National Cheng Kung University Associate Professor in Psychology, Yang Cheng-ta.
Founded in 1963, the Outstanding Young Persons of the Republic of China Awards is an annual event that celebrates the exceptional achievement of young talents in various fields.
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