Activities of the MCFS 2017
January 2017:  45 Years Malta - China Relations

A discussion "45 Years Malta - China Relations" was organised by the Malta China Friendship Society at the Auditorium of the University of Malta Campus in Valletta. The panel was composed of Dr Michael Frendo, Dr Alex Sciberras Trigona and Mr Reno Calleja. The discussion, which was well attended, dealt with the history of the political development and on the events which evolved during these past 45 years. The Moderator was Dr Anthony Degiovanni.

April 2017:  Lecture - Ancient Chinese Civilisation



The lecture Ancient Chinese Civilization by Martin Azzopardi organised by the Malta China Friendship Society on Wednesday 5th April was very well attended by a very good audience. Martin Azzopardi managed to give a detailed explanation about old Chinese Civilizations and promised to make a continuation of it, since time did not permit to cover all in one lecture.
Well done to Martin Azzopardi who managed to keep the audience's attention throughout.

May 2017:  Lecture - Penjing - The Roots of Bonsai - 3D Poetry

With his love and enthusiasm for his beautiful arrangements, Joseph Felix Cachia explained the origins of Bonsai and the difference between Bonsai and Penjing. The lecture was organised by the Malta China Friendship Society at the China Cultural Centre and was well attended.

May 2017:  High Delegation from China hosted by the MCFS

Mme Li Xiaolin President of the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries together with a high level Delegation ended a two day visit to Malta with a farewell dinner hosted by the Malta China Friendship Society at the Blue Elephant Restaurant at the Hilton Hotel. During her stay Mme Li Xiaolin met the President of the Republic H.E. Marie Louise Coleiro Preca and the Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat. She was invited to Malta by the President of the Malta China Friendship Society Mr Reno Calleja.

October 2017:  Two Chinese workers commemorated in Malta

In a moving ceremony held at the Adolorata Cemetery last Saturday, a large number of Chinese paid homage to Mr. Xu Huizhong and Mr. Gu Yanzhao, two Chinese engineers who died while working on the Red China dock in 1979. The former died tragically at the Dock when a large block of concrete killed him on the spot. Gu Yanzhao died of natural causes while still working on the Dock. The Minister of Finance, Dr Edward Scicluna and the Chinese Ambassador to Malta H.E. Mr Jiang Jiang made speeches for the occasion.  The President of the Malta China Friendship Society, former Minister Reno Calleja was one of several dignitaries who laid a wreath on the tombs of these two Chinese engineers.

October 2017:  Lecture - The Ming Dynasty

The Malta China Friendship Society would like to thank Martin Azzopardi for the lecture The Ming Dynasty on Tuesday 24th October at the Chinese Cultural Centre, which was well attended. Martin Azzopardi, who has China at heart, described the Ming Dynasty in great detail, which kept the audience attention throughout the talk

November 2017:  Lecture - Funerary Customs in China

The Malta China Friendship Society would like to thank Stephen Cachia for the interesting and very well attended lecture entitled FUNERARY CUSTOMS IN CHINA, which was held at the Chinese Cultural Centre, Valletta.
Stephen managed to explain chronologically the interesting customs related to the passing of different categories of people in Chinese Society through the ages until today.