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Annette Nijs receives Chinese Government Friendship Award

BEIJING, SEPTEMBER 30TH – Annette Nijs, CEIBS Executive Director and Member of the Supervisory Board of The WestHolland Foreign Investment Agency, has received the Chinese Government Friendship Award. The award recipients had a cordial meeting with Premier Li Keqiang,  who extended an invitation to attend this year’s reception and banquet celebrating the 66th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China.

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Image: Left – Annette Nijs, seated to the right of Premier Li Keqiang and to the left of Vice Premier Ma Kai.

During a Policy Recommendation Seminar at the Award Ceremony, Nijs presented a policy recommendation on how the Chinese government can more effectively communicate the win-win strategy of reciprocal and peaceful international relations to foreigners abroad . This recommendation, together with five other recommendations made by award winners, will be communicated to China’s State Leadership.

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Image: Annette Nijs receives the Chinese Government Friendship Award from Vice Premier Ma Kai.

Nijs was one of the three Friendship Award winners selected to address Vice Premier Ma Kai after having received the award in the ‘Great Hall of the People’. The Chinese Government Friendship Award, the highest honour given to foreign experts in China, recognises individuals who have made outstanding contributions to China’s economic and social progress.

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