Recent Activities of the MCFS
February 2018:  Chinese New Year Buffet Lunch

The Malta China Friendship Society's Chinese Buffet Lunch on the Occasion of the Chinese New Year 2018 at the Lemongrass Oriental Cuisine in Rabat

June 2018:  Lecture - More Care Better Childhood

The Malta China Friendship Society in collaboration with the Chinese Cultural Centre in Malta and the University of Malta organised a lecture entitled: MORE CARE BETTER CHILDHOOD, by Dr Wang Xiao, on the occasion of the World Children's Day.
Dr Wang spoke about treating children with acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine.

February 2019: Courtesy Visit

Members of the Executive Committee of the Malta China Friendship Society led by thePresident, Mr Reno Calleja, paid a courtesy visit to the new director of the Chinese Cultural Centr, Mr Yang Xiaolong.

March 2019:  Delegation from Dongcheng hosted by the MCFS

Committee members of the Malta China Friendship Society met the delegation from Dongcheng, China which was hosted by the Mdina Local Council. In July 2017 Dongcheng and Mdina signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the initiative of the President Reno Calleja and the MCFS.

April 2019:  Maltese Food Festival

The Maltese Food Festival organised by the Malta China Friendship Society in the Minzu Hotel in Beijing on the initiative and hard work of the President Reno Calleja. The Festival was a huge success. Thanks to all who participated and worked on the project and also to the four Maltese chefs, who worked so hard.

August 2019:  Police & Firemen Olympics

The Maltese athlete Andrew Grech, a police officer, has made history for Malta in China.Police Officer Andrew Grech came second and won the silver medal in the half marathon, in which 2,000 runners from 70 countries participated, during the Police and Firemen Olympics held in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province China. The first games were organised in the United States in 1985 and occur every two years.

The President of the Malta China Friendship Society, former minister Reno Calleja, who was instrumental to make this participation possible, hailed this achievement as extraordinary.

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October 2019:  Hosting of  a delegation from Sichuan Province

The Malta China Friendship Society hosted a delegation from Sichuan Province in China. The delegation met Committee members of the MCFS, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ms Claudette Buttigieg and the Marsascala Mayor, Chev. Mario Calleja and members of the Local Council to further future relations in Malta. Members of the Malta China Friendship Society accompanied the delegation members to show them some of Malta's places of interest.

February 2020:  COVID 19 Donation of Face Masks

Former Minister and current President of the MCFS, Mr Reno Calleja, presented 40,000 masks to the Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sports Dr Clifton Grima.  The masks were donated by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the Shandong Friendship Association to the MCFS through the intervention of its President.  (Photos: Pierre Sammut DOI)

May 2020:  COVID 19 Donation of Face Masks

On Sunday 3rd May the Chinese Embassy in Malta kindly donated a number of disposable masks to the Malta China Friendship Society's Committee. Mdm Wang Zhaofeng, Cultural Attaché at the Embassy presented the masks in appreciation of the work and effort of the Society to promote friendship between the people of China and the people of Malta. The Society thanks H.E. Ambassador Jiang Jiang for his kind gesture . The Financial Secretary of the Society, Mr Carmel Abela received the donation on behalf of the Committee.

June 2020:  MCFS gets 20 Ventilators from China

The Malta-China Friendship Society has brought over at no charge from China 20 ventilators. The Society’s President, former Minister Reno Calleja, stated that the MCCAA carefully checks out every product coming from China and from non-EU countries, in order to ensure the products conform to EU established levels. Mr Calleja thanked Malta’s Ambassador to China, Mr John Aquilina, who he said had been instrumental in facilitating these donations. Mr Calleja also thanked the Malta-China Friendship Society, the Chinese Embassy in Malta and the Health and Foreign Affairs Ministries.

June 2020:  Donation of Sanitizers

Former Minister and the current President of the Malta China Friendship Society Mr Reno Calleja donated 7000 (seven thousand) sanitizers to the University Rector, Professor Alfred Vella. The sanitizers were given to Mr Calleja by two companies who Mr Calleja helped in China.  The two companies are Surtek Ltd based in Malta and Said International Group based in Singapore, Mr Kevin Galea director for Surtek Ltd and Mr Joseph Said CEO of S.I.G were also present. The University Rector thanked Mr Calleja, who is a member of the University Council, for the donation and augured that other councilors will show the same commitment. Professor Vella also thanked Surtek Ltd and SIG

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