在当今思想多元化的时代，《中外新闻》作为联合国三家机构认定的主流媒体，以推出年度新闻人物的方 式，对具有时代特征、为推动国际社会和谐进步作出贡献的新闻人物进行表彰，在国际社会树立起改革创新的 时代精神，凝聚起“超越自我，奉献时代”的坚强合力。经《中外新闻》记者采访报道、主流媒体推荐函推荐 ，“2018《中外新闻》时代新闻人物”出炉：
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, “2018 Home and Abroad News Press – News Person of the Year” award receivers are:
Winning reasons: His Excellency Mr. Gunnar Snorri Gunnarsson is an outstanding politician and diplomat. He served as the Deputy Representative of Iceland to the European Economic Cooperation Organization and UNESCO as well as the Ambassador to many countries. He has obtained a bachelor's degree in English Literature and a postgraduate degree in Philosophy. He served as Ambassador of Iceland to China twice. He devoted his energy to expanding cooperation in the field of geothermal resources development and utilization, applied Iceland's advanced technology to China's actual needs. He also actively promoted exchanges and cooperation in tourism, economy and trade, science and technology, culture and other fields. After the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between China and Iceland in 2013, the economic and trade cooperation between the two countries has also grown rapidly. With his efforts, the bilateral trade volume between China and Iceland increased by 40.2% in 2018 compared with the same period from last year.