中外新闻社2001年2月28日在香港成立。连续16年荣获国务院港澳办批准采访全国 “两会” 及中共十六大、中共十七大、中共十八大、中共十九大、APEC会议和全球脑库论坛及亚欧首脑会议等重要会议； 2010年5月20日，台当局“行政院新闻局”〔新联二字第0990820192号〕文批准：同意中外新闻社驻台采访；2011年5月6日，国务院港澳办“港审联字  537号”文批准中外新闻社在北京设立“中外新闻社北京记者站”。2012年10月13日，中外新闻社与中国传媒大学结为战略合作伙伴关系，中外新闻社驻中国传媒大学工作室揭牌仪式于在中国传媒大学39号楼举行，中外新闻社、中外新闻网成为中国传媒大学学生实习、实践基地。
Home and Abroad News Press was established on February 28th, 2001 in Hong Kong. Home and Abroad News Press has been approved by Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council for 16 consecutive years to interview and participate the National Congresses (NPC and CPPCC), APEC Summit, Global Think Tank, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) and other important global and regional events. On May 20th, 2010, Home and Abroad News Press received the official approval letter from Taiwan “Government Information Office” on opening an official local branch in Taiwan. On May 6th, 2011, Home and Abroad News Press received the official approval letter from Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of the State Council on opening the first Mainland China local branch in Beijing. On October 13th, 2012, Home and Abroad News Press and Communication University of China formed a strategic partnership and opened a liaison office in the Building #39 of Communication University of China. This office serves as the training base for university students and future media talents.
“The Junior Journalist Delegation”, created by Home and Aboard News Press, has become a well-known international brand with unique positioning strategy and well-developed advantages. "Witnessing Friendship" 2017 Summer Home and Abroad News Press Junior Journalist Delegation successfully completed the interviews with eight foreign embassies in China, including Mexico, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Malta, Philippines, Nepal and Indonesia. The wife of the Maltese ambassador to China, H.E. Mr. John Aquilina, Mrs. Ann Aquilina, awarded the “Certificates of Excellence” to the delegation members as the official conclusion of this summer series activities. With this result, Home and Abroad News Press Junior Journalist Delegation has been interviewed with as many as 64 foreign embassies in China in the recent years, which demonstrated another fruitful achievement for Home and Abroad News Press’ international “News Diplomacy” strategy.
中外新闻社小记者曾在2010年上海世博会采访联合国馆、欧盟馆、德国馆、俄罗斯馆、澳大利亚馆、伊朗馆、马来西亚馆、英国馆、德国馆等；2011年8月采访第26届世界大学生运动会各国运动员代表团；“放飞梦想”--中外新闻社小记者2012—2017年暑期（寒假）访问外国驻华使领馆，优秀小记者获得了联合国助理秘书长阿瓦尼•贝南、 上海世博会澳大利亚总代表萨琳德、 第26届世界大学生运动会英国代表团新闻官Scott Richards、联合国儿童基金会驻华代表麦吉莲女士及各国驻华大使分别向小记者颁发“优秀小记者”证书。
“Home and Abroad News Press Junior Journalists Delegation” successfully participated in the 2010 Shanghai World Expo and the 26th World University Games in 2011. “Flying Dreams – 2012-2017 Summer/Winter Home and Abroad News Press Junior Journalists Delegation” received high recognitions from the Assistant Secretary-General of United Nations, Dr. Awni Behnam, the Chief Representative of UNICEF China Office, Mrs. Gillian Mellsop, the Press Officer of the 26th World University Games British delegation, Mr. Scott Richards and many foreign ambassadors to China. They awarded the “Certificates of Excellence” to the Junior Journalist Delegation members each time.
Between August 1st and 5th this year, organized by Home and Abroad News Press and the United Nations Education Science Cultural Health Advancement Foundation, "Witnessing Friendship" 2017 Summer Home and Abroad News Press Junior Journalist Delegation visited eight foreign embassies in China. The junior journalists were excited and touched by the close dialogues with the high officials and senior diplomats; therefore, they cherished this opportunity to learn fully about the culture and education of those countries. They also personally felt the wisdom, enthusiasm and friendly manners of the diplomats and their well-developed diplomatic temperaments while improving their English levels.
During the five days of serial interviews, the junior journalists collected a large amount of materials from the interviews. Their quick thinking, mental qualities, self-confidence and serious study attitude left great impressions to the foreign ambassadors and embassy officers. On August 5th, Mrs. Ann Aquilina, the wife of Maltese ambassador to China presented the “Certificates of Excellence” to the Junior Journalist Delegation members at the Embassy of Malta.
在 “优秀小记者证书”颁奖环节上， Ann Aquilina深有感触地说：“我曾经也是一名记者，今天，我在我们的使馆迎接你们，勾起了我很多回忆，你们是中国未来优秀的‘新闻发言人’，祝福你们在成长的路上好好展示你们的实力，长大成为一名受各国欢迎的大记者。”
When presenting the certificates, Mrs. Ann Aquilina heartfully said that I was a journalist too. Today, I welcomed all of you at the embassy, which reminded me a lot of memories. You are the future “News Spokesman” of China. I wish you learn more when you growing up so that you can become a senior famous journalist in the future.
香港中外新闻社2011年5月6日获中国国务院港澳办批准落地北京，这使中外新闻社与各国驻华大使馆的交流与合作更广泛、更密切。总编辑韦燕表示： 中外新闻社要把和谐融入世界，向世人展示的不仅仅是一个传媒的职能，更是传递和平的纽带和桥梁。组织小记者采访各国大使馆，旨意在让中国青少年了解各国的国情和文化。“展示‘新闻外交’、 推动世界和平”---成为中外新闻社发展的主旋律。
(Hong Kong) Home and Abroad News Press established its Mainland office in Beijing after receiving the official approval from the China's State Council - Hong Kong and Macao Office on May 6th, 2011. This strategic move further strengthens the media’s communication and connections with foreign embassies and organizations in China. President Wei Yan expressed that Home and Abroad News Press will not only promote itself as a regular media channel to all readers and general public, but also become a communication bridge between China and the whole world. The purpose of organizing the “Junior Journalists Delegation” is to offer an opportunity to Chinese students to understand more about other countries and cultures so that they will be better serve as a “diplomatic messenger” in the future. This is also a part of the unique positioning and competitive advantages that Home and Abroad News Press always pursues.