People’s Republic of China Friendship Award 2016

Prof. Fredmund Malik (l) and Vice Prime Minister Ma Kai (r)

As one of 50 outstanding foreign experts and especially as advisor to the Chinese government, Prof. Fredmund Malik received the People’s Republic of China Friendship Award 2016 from the Central Government of China. It is the highest award the Chinese government grants to “foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to the country’s economic and social progress”.

On September 30, China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang greeted the winners at a banquet in the People’s Hall, Beijing and awarded them with their prize.

Premier Li congratulated the experts on behalf of the government and expressed his appreciation for their help with China’s modernization drive, technology and cultural exchanges with the international community.