The Exporters’ Association of Crete awarded the distinguished Chinese journalist Li Chenggui within the framework of an event that was organized on his honor, by the Municipality of Nikos Kazantzakis, on Monday the 10th of July 2006. The event took place at the Conference room of the Cretan Literature Center in Mirtia at 22.00 hours, within the context of the events of the “Kazantzakia 2006”.
Mr. Li Chenggui, who translated Nikos Kazantzakis’ novel “Life and Conduct of Alexis Zorbas” into Chinese, has offered a great deal apart from helping in the spread of our culture in his country and to our exporting trade, by advertising the Cretan products in his articles and attracting his readers’ attention to the goods of our land. For this reason as well as for his valuable contribution to our land the Exporters’ Association of Crete awarded the Philhellene journalist symbolically in a modest event organized by the Municipality of Nikos Kazantzakis.
The main speakers of the event were Mrs. Kleopatra Prifti, President of the Hellenic Society “Friends of Nikos Kazantzakis” and the distinguished journalist Mr. Nikos Psillakis. The President of the Exporters’ Association of Crete Mr. Alkiviades Kalabokis handed over the honorary plaque.