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:
Ambassador Vandy Bouthasavong is a senior diplomat with beauty and wisdom. In China, she demonstrates the female diplomatic temperaments to deliver friendship and kindness. On November 13th, 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping paid a state visit to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, as the Lao Ambassador to China, she took this opportunity to actively promote and enhance the cooperation between the two countries in political, economic, trade, cultural, tourism, educational and other fields. She visited many Chinese government departments, cities and companies to fully discover the complementarity and cooperation opportunities. From January to September 2017, the volume of bilateral trade between China and Laos reached over $2.1 billion USD, an increase of 25.1% compared to the year before. China is currently the second largest trading partner in Laos.