ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter can add another accolade to his name. 

The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S. China Relations gave him the inaugural George H. W. Bush Award for Statesmanship in U.S.-China Relations.

David Firestein, president and Chief Executive Officer of the George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations, said the award recognizes individuals who have made profound contributions that have been beneficial to China relations.

The 94-year-old former president was not there to accept the award. However, his son James "Chip" Carter did so on his behalf. 

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