As the mainstream media, we carefully selected the outstanding individuals to be the New Person of the Year to recognize their great contributions in promoting world peace and global harmonious development in various fields. "The News Person of the Year" award is a special prize to recognize innovation, peacemaking, dedication and professionalism. Now, we will announce the winners of the "2016The News Persons of the Year":
Malta ambassador to China H.E. Mr. John Aquilina is an outstanding diplomat and politician who served as the Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Youth and Community Services and Minister of Education. He was appointed as the Ambassador to China in December 2015. He actively promotes China and Malta’s cultural, educational, health, civil exchanges and cooperation and signed a number of bilateral cooperation documents. April 7th, 2016, organized through Mr. John Aquilina, “the Month of Malta Culture” was hosted in Beijing, “China and Malta’s friendship - Malta Painting and Photo Exhibition” successfully presented Malta culture to many people in China. Those series activities closely connected China with Malta and opened Chinese people’s eyes. Ambassador John Aquilina made solid efforts to promote China and Malta’s friendship. In 2015, Malta became a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, one of the first European countries to join the AIIB.