In today's diversification era, as the mainstream media designated by three United Nations organizations, Home and Abroad News Press introduced “The News Person of the Year” prize to recognize individual’s great contributions in promoting the harmonious progress of the international community, demonstrating great spirits in reform and innovation as well as enhancing the strong synergy of “self advancement and dedication”. Recommended by Home and Abroad News Press and other mainstream media, “2017 Home and Abroad News Press – News Person of the Year” award receivers are:
The Ambassador of Benin to China, H.E. Mr. Simon P. Adovelande is a brilliant diplomat and politician. Benin is known as the "gateway" to West Africa. As the ambassador, Mr. Adovelande visited many cities, universities and colleges in China with his strong sense of political awareness and economic development to promote various cooperation between China and Benin in political, economic, social, educational, and cultural sectors: The 2017 Business Environment Report released by the World Bank shows that Benin ranks the 155th. In business creation, Benin's ranking increased to the 57th this year from the 117th place in the last year. Mr. Adovelande built a good business environment for the economic and trade development between China and Benin.