Important guests attended:
The representative of the National People's Congress, the Chairman of Hong Kong's Liberal Party, Mrs. Miriam Lau;
Deputy Director of the Minister Office of the Central Discipline Inspection Commission and PRC Minister of Supervision, Mr. Fucai Lin;
The former political commissar of the Naval Air Force, General Dade Shan;
Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to China, Mr. Anmar A.H.N.Al-Hmoud;
Ambassador of Sultanate of Oman to China, Mr. Abdullah Salleh Al-Saadi;
Ambassador of Republic of Mauritius to China, Mr. Paul Chong Leung;
Special Envoy of the United Nations International Humanitarian Peace and Security Organization, Mr. Jiayin Liao;
Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Chinese-African People’s Friendship Association presented flowers for warm congratulations;
March 9th evening, Beijing Empark Grand Hotel International Hall was fully decorated with festive atmospheres. The 9th Anniversary Ceremony of Home and Abroad News Press and “Home and Abroad News Press--- The News Person of the Times” Awarding Ceremony was held here. The representative of the National People's Congress, the Chairman of Hong Kong's Liberal Party Mrs. Miriam Lau, The representative of the National People's Congress, the Standing Committee member of Hong Kong's Liberal Party Mr. Beizhen Tian, the deputy director of the Minister Office of the Central Discipline Inspection Commission and People's Republic of China Minister of Supervision Mr. Fucai Lin, the former political commissar of the Naval Air Force General Dade Shan, the Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to China Mr. Anmar A.H.N.Al-Hmoud, the Ambassador of Sultanate of Oman to China Mr. Abdullah Salleh Al-Saadi, the Ambassador of Republic of Mauritius to China Mr. Paul Chong Leung, the representative of the Ambassador of Romania to China Mr. Mircea Chitic, the representative of the Ambassador of Czech Republic Mr. Jiří Stříbrný, the representative of the Ambassador of Tunisia to China Mr. Mehdi Gharbi, the representative of the Ambassador of Pakistan to China, Mr. Raja, the Special Envoy of the United Nations International Humanitarian Peace and Security Organization Mr. Jiayin Liao, the Affairs Coordination Officer of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) International Information Development Organization Mr. Lin Zhang and other foreign embassy officers from Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal and Hungary embassies as well as journalists from Xinhua News Agency, US Chinese American Post, China Lookout magazine, People's Daily, Science and Technology Daily, Sina.com, Qianlong.com, International Networks and other mainstream media, nearly 200 guests gathered together to celebrate the event. At the both sides of the stage, two large beautiful flower baskets, presented by Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Chinese-African People’s Friendship Association, added extra festival aspects to the ceremony.
6:50 pm, the celebration ceremony began with the Chinese National Anthem ... ...
The Chief Information Officer of the North-North Networks associated with the United Nations, the President of Home and Abroad News Press, Mrs. Yan Wei, on the behalf of the Board, the Council and the Administrative Committee of the Press, firstly delivered a speech at the ceremony. She said, today it’s our pleasure to have all important officials and foreign guests joining our 9th anniversary ceremony. We deeply thank everyone’s participation and supports. In the past nine years of Home and Abroad News Press growth period, we achieved many high distinctions. We witnessed and recorded the progress of China’s reformation and opening-up policy. With unique media perspectives and deep understandings about many Chinese major events, the magazine always receives significant attentions from home and overseas readers. The great accomplishments achieved by Home and Abroad News Press truly came from the talented and dedicated employees and the advanced management philosophy. In nine years, we grow up continuously. Now, we have overseas branches, information centers, reporter offices and liaison offices in more than 40 countries, including U.S.A, Canada, Finland, France, U.K, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and many others. Since establishment of the press, the magazine always promotes the ideas of “One China Two Systems” policy, Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong, maintaining Hong Kong's prosperity and stability with high degree of autonomy, encourages exchanges and collaborations with the Mainland and disseminates the outstanding culture of the Chinese nation around the world. Through making all possible efforts, the Press gained the great respect from the international community….
She continued, since 2001, the Press fully dedicated into involving global issues on the international stage with the premium brand advantages. The journalists and reporters of the Press had many exclusive interviews with important foreign political figures from more than 87 countries and regions, including the Under-Secretary-General of United Nations Mrs. Anna Tibajuka, Prime Minister of Canada Mr. Steven Harper, Prime Minister of Finland Mr. Matti Vanhanen, Director-General of WTO Mr. Pascal Lamy, Prime Minister of Estonia Mr. Andrus Ansip, the King of Kingdom of Cambodia Mr. Norodom Sihamoni, President of Philippines Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of Indonesia Mr. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Former Prime Minister of Japan Mr. Shinzo Abe, Former President of United States Mr. George W. Bush, Deputy Prime Ministerof Tanzania Mr. Ali Mohammed Sheehan, Former Vice President of United States Mr. Gore and many other significant political figures. Furthermore, the magazine had many exclusive interviews with 96 foreign city mayors as well as national ministers of more than 38 countries. The brand influence of Home and Abroad News magazine has been increasing continuously. Today, it is our birthday; today, it is another new start for us. At this unforgettable moment, we celebrate with the theme of “Friendship, Harmony, Cooperation” and work together for peace and development….
At the ceremony, the Ambassador of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to China Mr. Anmar A.H.N.Al-Hmoud, the Ambassador of Sultanate of Oman to China Mr. Abdullah Salleh Al-Saadi, the Ambassador of Republic of Mauritius to China Mr. Paul Chong Leung, the Dean of China General Art Institute Mr. Yongjin Zhang also delivered speeches. They highly valued the success achieved by the Press in the past nine years, especially the hard-working attitudes of Home and Abroad News Press journalists. In each issue, the magazine vividly shows the major events in China and around the world through in-depth reports. Because of its efforts and dedication, the press greatly contributed to promoting foreign relationships between China and other countries.
With the nine years solid growth achievement of Home and Abroad News Press, the magazine always kept its position and value, created unique news paradigm, shaped its business philosophy and characteristics through the global media platforms. In today's diversified conceptual era, Home and Abroad News magazine was designated as the mainstream media by three U.N related organizations. Based on this background, the press introduced the news person annual prizes to recognize excellent persons who made remarkable contributions to the international society and promoting peace and harmony in the global community. This special prize also symbolizes the today’s inspirits of creativity and reformation in all aspects of a society. At the awarding ceremony, recommended by other mainstream media, eleven “Home and Abroad News Press --- The News Person of the Times” prize winner were selected. They are the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Mr. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, the Ambassador of Tunisia in China Dr. Mohamed Sahbi Basly, the Ambassador of Czech Republic in China Mr. Libor Secka, the Ambassador of Romania in China Mr. Viorel Isticioaia Budura, the Ambassador of Mauritius in China Mr. Paul Chong Leung, the Ambassador of Jordan in China Mr. Anmar A.H.N. Al-Hmoud, the Ambassador of Oman in China Mr. Abdullah Salleh Al-Saadi, Special envoy of the UN International Parliament for Safety and Peace and the Principal of World Organization of Natural Medicine University Mr. Jiayin Liao, the CEO of Inner Mongolia Dongda Mongolia King Group Co. Ltd. Mr. Yongliang Zhao, the Dean of China General Art Institute Mr. Yongjin Zhang, the CEO of Anhui Hu’s Winery Co. Ltd. Mr. Dajin Hu. Mrs. Miriam Lau, General Dade Chan, General Xuede Cao and Mrs. Yan Wei awarded the prizes to the winners. Then, all winners and guests signed the “News Diplomacy Promotes World Peace” collection scroll. This valuable birthday gift will be permanently collected by Home and Abroad News Press.
激动人心的时刻总是令人期待， 和着美好的音乐，庆典酒会正式开始，总政歌舞团女高音歌唱家刘琼演唱《音乐人生》、《幸福花》，中国音乐学院古筝专业高材生夏菁演奏的《春江花月夜》、《浏阳河》精巧委婉，其自然流畅情感细腻如歌入情，中央音乐学院声乐歌剧系男高音学生王瀚森演唱Summertime以及Can you feel the love tonight赢得了中外嘉宾阵阵掌声。中外新闻社高层配乐诗朗诵：“满怀豪情迈向新的征程----” 把晚会推向高潮……
The memorable time is always expected in joyful place. With beautiful music, a formal reception started and followed by a series of performances. Young artist from General Political Department Song and Dance Troupe Ms. Qiong Liu singed two songs “Music of life” and “Happy Flowers”. Gifted student from China Conservatory of Music Ms. Qing Xia performed two songs with special musical instrument---Zheng “Moonlight Night on the Spring River” and “Liuyang River”. Musical opera tenor student from China Conservatory of Music Mr. Hansen Wang singed “Summertime” and “Can you feel the love tonight” and won non-stop applause from Chinese and foreign guests. Finally, Home and Abroad News Press management team performed a poem recital with music “Full of pride to a new journey…” brought the celebration event to the peak.
Chinese famous calligrapher and antiques connoisseur Leiming Dong, Chinese arts and crafts masters Jianfeng Li, Guo Qian, Yuhai Gao accepted the honors certificates from Home and Abroad News Press. Their art works have been designated as the cultural gifts to Home and Abroad News Press’ foreign officials and international friends. At the same time, they presented their valuable works to foreign ambassadors and the Press.
At the end, a cheerful "Happy Birthday" song made the ceremony into the highest point. All ambassadors, embassy officials, important friends opened Champagne and cut the birthday cake for Home and Abroad News Press 9th birthday. All guests wished better future for Home and Abroad News Press……