Activities of the MCFS 2014 - 2015
February 2014:
Courtesy Visit to Ambassador Cai Jinbiao


On the occasion of the 42nd Anniversary of Malta-China Relations the Executive Committee of the Malta China Friendship Society paid a courtesy visit to H.E. Mr Cai Jinbiao, Ambassador to China in Malta at his residence.  The President of the Society, Mr Reno Calleja presented H.E. with a plaque to commemorate the event and a cake decorated for the occasion.  Various aspects of how to further strengthen relations were discussed during the visit. 

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September 2015:
President awarded White Magnolia Prize

In an impressive ceremony today the 8th of September at the famous Shangri La Hotel of Shanghai, former Labour Minister Mr. Reno Calleja was awarded The White Magnolia Prize. This award was conferred to Mr.Calleja by Mr.Zhang Xiosong, Director of Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office. Mr.Calleja was the only one of three foreigners living outside Shanghai awarded this prestigious prize. Director Zhang stated that the medal was being conferred on Mr Calleja in appreciation of his valuable support to Shanghai development and outstanding contribution to the friendly relations between Shanghai and Malta.

September 2015:
Reunion with Zhai Mo
While on a visit to Beijing, former Minister Reno Calleja took the opportunity to meet the legendary sailor Zhai Mo, who last month was in Malta while retracing the Maritime Silk Road.  Zhai Mo thanked Mr Calleja for his work to ensure that his visit to Malta will be, in his words ‘’special’’.  He asked him to thank former Ambassador Dr Clifford Borg Marks, the Ministry of Tourism and Foreign Affairs for the welcome they gave him in Malta.  During the meeting with Zhai Mo, Mr. Calleja met a number of potential investors whom Mr Mo encouraged to look at Malta as an investment base.  
November 2015:
The Beijing Soul Inspiring Art Troupe

The Beijing Soul Inspiring Art Troupe who were accompanied by a delegation from China led by the philanthropist Na Yuan, performed at the Namaste Hall of the Immaculate Conception School in Tarxien.  Later, Na Yuan presented 50 of her own paintings to the President of Malta, H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca during a meeting at San Anton Palace.  The paintings were a donation to the Community Chest Fund.