In recognition of the foreign experts who have made outstanding contributions to China's modernization and reform and opening up, China established the Chinese Government Friendship Award in 1991. This is also the highest honor awarded by the Chinese government to foreign experts working in China. As of 2017, a total of 1,549 foreign experts from 70 countries and regions have won this honor.
This year, a total of 50 foreign experts from 21 countries won this honor, including Amir Gal Or, chairman of Israel Infinity Group.
The 2017 Chinese Government Friendship Award Ceremony was grandly held on September 29 in the Great Hall of the People. Ma Kai, member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Vice Premier of the State Council, presented the award to the award-winning foreign experts and delivered a speech at the awarding ceremony of the Chinese Government Friendship Award.
On the afternoon of September 30th, China Premier Li Keqiang met with the foreign experts who won the 2017 Chinese Government Friendship Award and their relatives in the Great Hall of the People.
Israeli Infinity Group led by Mr. Gal-Or believes in the "technology" + "capital" model. In addition to successful investments in Israel and the United States, Infinity has successfully invested in a number of Chinese companies, and successfully explored the performance of the introduction of overseas high-tech industry projects with a full cycle model, from IP (Israeli high-tech introduction to China) to IPO (project company listing in China). Gal-Or also set up a cross border platform INNONATION which focus on innovation accelerator and China-Israel innovation investment summit, aiming to bring Israeli innovative tech gene to China.