At the invitation of Italian Consul General Ni Fei，Vice President Li Xiaochuan attended the Italian National Day reception and received
the “Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy” on behalf of Sichuan International Studies University.
The award was a recognition of SISU’s outstanding achievement in the teaching of the Italian language and the promotion of Italian
culture. The Italian Consulate General in Chongqing first started awarding " Ufficiale dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia (Knight of the Order
of the Star of Italy " in 2015. The award recognizes the institutions and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the
exchanges and cooperation between Italy and China. The 2018 award is the fourth in a row for SISU , the only winner from Chongqing.