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 Bernal is an outstanding politician and diplomat. He used to be the Mexican ambassador to South Korea, Czech Republic and Switzerland as well as the Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles USA and the high representative of the Mexican government in the APEC and Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). As the ambassador to China, he believed that a new initiative proposed by Chairman Xi Jinping for China’s relations with western countries on the Eurasian continent is a great innovation and will evolve in innovative formulas for international cooperation. With his promotion and contributions, the bilateral trade volume between Mexico and China totaled 80.8 billion USD in 2017, increased by 8% from previous year.