As the mainstream media, we carefully selected the outstanding individuals to be the New Person of the Year to recognize their great contributions in promoting world peace and global harmonious development in various fields. "The News Person of the Year" award is a special prize to recognize innovation, peacemaking, dedication and professionalism. Now, we will announce the winners of the "2014The News Persons of the Year":
Ambassador Basilio is a senior diplomat. Since she became the Philippine Ambassador to China in March 2014, she has faced unprecedented challenges. The dispute on the South China Sea set a relationship hurdle between China and the Philippines. In such situation, Ambassador Basilio brought her unique women's diplomatic demeanor to convey the everlasting friendship and great kindness. She said, no matter Huangyan Island or Bajo de Masinloc, they are just a few rocks. Rocks will never move by themselves, but we have to move forward for a greater future. Ambassador Basilio has made remarkable contributions to continuously promote the cooperation between China and the Philippines and maintain regional peace, stability and dynamic development in Asia.