CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL 2018 CELEBRATED WITH FUN AND FERVOUR


The Chinese Ambassador to India Mr. Luo Zhaohui expressed confidence in the bright future of India-China relationship while addressing a gathering to celebrate Chinese New Year 2018, organized by Embassy of People’s Republic of China in India in association with India China Economic and Cultural Council (ICEC) and China National Tourist Office. “We have already started writing a new chapter of China-India relations. Recently State Councilor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited India successfully. The Pilgrimage arrangements have been made now. Bilateral trade last year reached 88 billion US Dollars, increasing 20% compared with the year before. I am sure that more positive energy will be put into our relations. We are ready to bring it to a new height”, He further added.

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The ambassador also extended his best wishes to his Chinese compatriots in India as well as Indian people while thanking ICEC for jointly organizing the celebrations. “The ICEC’s longstanding and fruitful effort in promoting China-India economic and cultural exchange is highly appreciated.”

Mr. Zhang Jianxin, Cultural Counsellor, Embassy of China in India said, “On this happy occasion of the Chinese New Year, the year of Dog, I would like to extend our warmest New Year greetings to everyone. We wish to share the auspicious festive atmosphere of Chinese New Year and wish you all a prosperous and successful Chinese New Year. We’ve selected the programs from hundreds of programs to present Chinese Culture to Indian audiences. Folk songs, dances and acrobatics have a long history in China. Culture crosses borders. We’ve taken China’s folk songs, dances and acrobatics troupes to perform overseas, and they have received warm feedback.”

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Adding further, Mr. Mohammed Saqib, Secretary General, India China Economic and Cultural Council says, “I am thankful to one and all, which are coming all the way from China to perform in Delhi and I promise to bring the two nations closer through such cultural evenings in coming years. Also would like to wish prosperity to all my Chinese friends on the occasion of Chinese New Year, 2018.
The evening was filled with stellar performances by artists from Liuzhou Arts Theater & Guangxi Acrobatic Troupe Co. Ltd. They have travelled and performed in over 40 countries and regions and have played important roles in cultural exchange activities between China / Guangxi and foreign countries and regions.

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The evening started with the Group Dance “New Year Greetings” which enthralled the audience with their delighting performance accompanied with cheerful and enthusiastic music wishing people a happy and healthy life for the New Year.

The highlight of the festival was acrobatics performance “Birds & Blooms–Handstand skills”, where bright and young girls from Guangxi showed their extraordinary flexibility and balance of their bodies through their various handstand performance.

The performance was liked by the entire audience and audience were spellbound with such an art