(中外新闻社 中外新闻网 北京报道)冬日的北京，依然五彩缤纷。两个多月前，备受瞩目的中国共产党第二十次全国代表大会在京落下帷幕。本刊记者历时12天跟踪报道，感受和见证了中国已经掀开新的历史篇章。在这样一个重点时刻：12月29日晚上，中外新闻社在北京举办中外新闻社创立21周年庆典、2022《中外新闻》时代新闻人物颁奖典礼。
In the beautiful winter in Beijing. More than two months ago, the 20th National Congress of the CPC was successfully held in Beijing. Our reporters spent 12 days tracking, reporting and witnessing that China has opened a new chapter in its history. At this important moment, Home and Abroad News Press hosted the 21st Anniversary Ceremony and Award Ceremony of 2022 “Home and Abroad News Press – News Person of the Year” in Beijing on December 29th, 2022.
Many important guests attended the ceremony, including Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance Mr. Li Tietui, Secretary General of China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development Mr. Wang Longshe, Former Assistant to the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ma Deqiang, CCTV director of military channel, General Huang Qiguo, Deputy Director of United Nation International Cooperation and Coordination, the President of Home and Abroad News Press, Mrs. Wei Yan and such.
The foreign guests included: Ambassador of Iran to China H.E. Mr. Mohammad Keshavarz Zadeh, Ambassador of Moldova to China H.E. Mr. Dumitru Braghis, Ambassador of Somalia to China H.E. Mr. Awale Ali Kullane, Ambassador of Palestine to China H.E. Mr. Fariz Mehdawi, Special representative of Lebanon Ambassador to China Mr. Zaher Al Aridi, Special representative of Iraqi Ambassador to China Mr. Mohammad Assad Naji as well as the Cultural Councilors and Commercial Councilors from Pakistan, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Kyrgyzstan, Iran, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and 18 countries. Media coverage included CCTV, Xinhua News Agency, China News Agency, Hong Kong cable television, Guangzhou television, North Europe News Agency, the United States China and America Post, Sina.com, Sohu.com, China.com, Xinhuanet.com and over one hundred guests attended the ceremony banquet.
At 5:58pm, the ceremony officially started with the Chinese national anthem….
The Deputy Director of United Nation International Cooperation and Coordination, the President of Home and Abroad News Press, Mrs. Wei Yan firstly delivered a welcome speech. She said that we brought ambassadors, councilors, fellow media and all guests together with different skin colors, languages and religions to share the joy of the great development achievements of China and create more momentum to the world with our “News Diplomacy”.
On the behalf of Home and abroad News Press Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Administrative Committee as well as 65 branches and information centers around the world, Mrs. Wei Yan expressed warm welcome to all guests. She also expressed her gratitude to the Home and Abroad News Press team for their dedication and professionalism in the past 21 years. With strong sense of social responsibility, Home and Abroad News Press built its media credibility.
韦燕说，一直以来, 中外新闻社以全球视野、不断创新的思维模式活跃在国际舞台上, 中外新闻社善长从“天人合一”的思想中吸取智慧。2022：我们怀揣“中国梦”站在世界媒体的前沿, 为“新闻外交”一步步地注入正能量……中外新闻社作为一个国际主流的媒体, 与外国强势的传播机构共同向西方国家展示和宣传一个真实的中国。
She continued that since the inception, Home and Abroad News Press has been extremely active on the international stage with its global vision and innovative development model. We believe in “harmony and peace”. In 2022, we are running at the frontier of the world media sector with our “China Dreams” to create more positive energy for the international community. As mainstream media, Home and Abroad News Press and other overseas media channels to show a real China to the Western countries.
Wei Yan also mentioned that during the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Home and Abroad News Press journalists had exclusive interviews with foreign ambassadors. They felt deeply about China's development and prosperity and its leading role in international affairs contribute greatly to the global stability. Many Ambassadors to China sent congratulatory messages through Home and Abroad News Press to congratulate the convening of the 20th National Congress of the CPC. As a mainstream media in China, Home and Abroad News Press has unique advantages in integrating China and foreign countries to build a community with a shared future for mankind. and it has become an irreplaceable bridge to connect all countries along the "the Belt and Road".
The success of Home and Abroad News Press is built on innovative business model, top-performance talented employees, continuous encouragement and systematic management. In the past 21 years, we grew from a small company into an international corporation which owns and operates more than 65 global branches and information centers, including U.S.A, Canada, Finland, France, U.K., Singapore, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia and many other countries. In those countries, our works and contributions were greatly appreciated by the local governments and fellow media.
21 years of exploration and dedication, 21 years of glory and dreams, we always hold the same persistence, the same encouragement and the sense of responsibility.
2010年5月20日，中外新闻社收到从台北发来函件：台当局 “行政院新闻局” 文批准。至此，中外新闻社台湾分社获得了批准。
May 20th, 2010, Home and Abroad News Press received the official approval letter from the Taiwan authority to open the local branch in Taiwan.
May 6th, 2011, Chinese State Council officially approved Home and Abroad News Press to open the Mainland China office in Beijing. This was an important step for our domestic development.
9 years ago, Communication University of China and Home and Abroad News Press established strategic partnership, and we opened a local office in the Communication University of China.
Until now, Home and Abroad News Press successfully launched 7 associated organizations within the organizations structure, including Home and Abroad News Press magazine and website, Chinese and Foreign Entrepreneur Association, International Integrity Observation Committee, National Artworks Institute, Ambassadors Club and "Belt and Road" Education Research Institute. Those associated organizations serve for different functions and greatly connect and promote China and foreign countries’ friendship and cooperation.
庆典会上，与会代表高度评价中外新闻社21年来为世界了解中国和中国了解世界、促进中国人民和世界人民的友好关系发展做出了重大贡献，在国际社会的舞台上，中外新闻社把和谐融入世界，向世人展示的不仅仅是一个传媒的职能，更是传递和平的纽带和桥梁。“展示‘新闻外交’、 推动世界和平”---成为了中外新闻社发展的主题，中外新闻社在推动“新闻外交”、加强国际合作领域上又成立了中外新闻社大使俱乐部，至今已经有49国大使在大使俱乐部平台上相互交流, 获取资讯。今天又有6位大使接受中外新闻社大使俱乐部荣誉主席职位聘书，为中外新闻社的“媒体多元外交”在中国和平发展道路上发挥独特的作用。
At the ceremony, all guests highly appraised for Home and Abroad News Press’ significant contributions to develop close relationships between China and other countries, promote the friendship between Chinese people and all people around the world in the past 21 years. Home and Abroad News Press have integrated Chinese harmony into the world, showing the world not only the function of a media, but also a bridge of friendship and peace. "News Diplomacy for World Peace" is the key development theme of Home and Abroad News Press. In order to promote "News Diplomacy" and strengthen international cooperation, Home and Abroad News Press Ambassadors Club was founded. So far, 49 foreign ambassadors are actively exchanging information on this Ambassadors Club platform. At the ceremony, six more foreign ambassadors to China accepted the invitation letters to become the Honorary President of Home and Abroad News Press Ambassadors Club.
Ambassador of Iran to China H.E. Mr. Mohammad Keshavarz Zadeh, Ambassador of Moldova to China, H.E. Mr. Dumitru Braghis and Ambassador of Somalia to China, H.E. Mr. Awale Ali Kullane delivered speeches respectively. They highly recognized the outstanding contributions made by Home and Abroad News Press to promoting friendship and cooperation between China and all countries around the world.
In today’s multicultural global society, Home and Abroad News Press has been designated as the mainstream media by three United Nation associated organizations to introduce “The News Person of the Year” annual awards to recognize outstanding individuals who made remarkable contributions to the international society and promoting peace and harmony in the global community for many years. In the past 12 years, foreign ambassadors of Argentina, Spain, Austria, Colombia, Hungary, Slovakia, Thailand and other 78 countries received this honored prize as “News Person of the Year”.
Recommended by mainstream media, “2022 Home and Abroad News Press – News Person of the Year” was announced at the award ceremony. This year’s prize winners were Ambassador of Iran to China H.E. Mr. Mohammad Keshavarz Zadeh, Ambassador of Moldova to China, H.E. Mr. Dumitru Braghis, Ambassador of Palestine to China, H.E. Mr. Fariz Mehdawi, Ambassador of Somalia to China, H.E. Mr. Awale Ali Kullane, Ambassador of Lebanon to China, H.E. Ms. Milia Jabbour, Ambassador of Iraq to China, H.E. Mr. Shorsh Khalid Said and Ambassador of Panama to China, H.E. Mr. Leonardo Kam.
There was also another award presentation of 2022 “Outstanding Contributions to ‘Belt and Road’ International Cooperation” Awards to Deputy Ambassador of Tunisia to China, Mr. Mastapha Abid, Press and Cultural Counselor of Pakistani Embassy in China, Mrs. Syeda Saira Raza and Cultural Attache of Uruguay Embassy in China, Mr. Gonzalo Castillo.
At the ceremony, all ambassadors also witnessed the launching ceremony of “Home and Abroad News Press ‘Belt and Road’ Education Research Institute” and the signing ceremony of “Memorandum of Understanding on International Cooperation” between Home and Abroad News Press, Chinese and Foreign Entrepreneur Association and the Industrial Park Committee of China Chamber of Commerce for International Cooperation in Private Economy.
At the end of the ceremony, Home and Abroad News Press invited all foreign ambassadors, envoys and Chinese government officials to the stage and joint the river water from different countries together, symbolizing the friendship and cooperation among all countries will join together from generation to generation. The banquet hall was full of laugh and joy to make the evening as a friendly, harmonious and delightful moment for everyone……
With the beautiful music, President Wei Yan and the members of Board of the Directors, the Managing Committee and the Administrative Committee of Home and Aboard News Press came to the stage. They expressed their sincere appreciation to all guest by making a toast. We hope a brighter future for Home and Abroad News Press with everyone’s support and help to realize the "China Dreams" together!
At the end of the ceremony, all VIP guests and foreign diplomats cut the 21st birthday cake together… Xu Yan, a student of the Central Conservatory of Music, and Zhao Nuoyan, a famous Chinese national instrument artist, made Chinese traditional music performances. All guests made a toast for a brighter tomorrow for Home and Abroad News Press!