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Happy Chinese New Year –Fiji Chinese Communities Celebrate the Chinese New Year

Date: March, 09, 2015 15:47 Age: 3 yrs

欢乐春节—斐济华人羊年春节团拜会

    2015年2月22日,农历正月初四,斐济总理乔萨亚•姆拜尼马拉马夫妇、中国驻斐济大使馆临时代办杨朝晖、使馆工作人员、孔子学院师生及各界华侨华人等约900人在逸仙学校欢聚一堂,共庆羊年新春。

 首先,华人协会会长陈婉娴在致辞中祝愿旅斐华侨华人新春快乐,万事如意,对中国驻斐济使馆,南太孔院及参与举办联欢会的各个社团和赞助方表示感谢。

 杨代办在致辞中代表中国驻斐济大使馆向全体旅斐华侨华人致以羊年新春的祝福和诚挚的问候,赞赏各社团负责人长期以来为侨务工作和本次新春联欢会做出的贡献。他表示,春节是中华民族最重要的传统节日,是炎黄子孙阖家团聚,享受亲情的喜庆时刻。他还表示,总理阁下为斐济国家和人民做出重大贡献,深受人民爱戴。姆总理为斐济创造了安全稳定的营商环境,给予华社关心,支持和指导。斐济华社和中国大使馆对此深为赞赏和感谢。在中斐建交40周年,华人来斐160周年来临之际,本着“共有 共建 共享”的原则,共同建设“和睦相容,团结友爱,合作共赢,充满活力”的和谐侨社,为中斐友谊贡献更   大力量。
    姆总理在致辞中祝愿全体华人羊年新春快乐,赞赏华人160年来为斐济做出的贡献。他表示将永远不会忘记中国对斐济的大力支持和帮助,请杨代办转达其对中国政府和人民的真诚感谢和良好祝愿。

 联欢会上,逸仙学校师生表演了舞狮,舞蹈,武术等精彩节目,南太平洋大学孔子学院的志愿者教师陈媛媛还表演了精彩的中国古典舞,赢得现场观众的一片喝彩。与会者还参与了抢椅子和拔河等游戏项目。现场气氛热烈,喜庆祥和。
  此次活动在欢庆中国传统佳节春节的同时,进一步宣传了当代中国及中国文化,增进了中斐两国人民之间的友谊,扩大了中国及斐济华人在斐济社会各界的影响。

Happy Chinese New Year –Fiji Chinese Communities Celebrate the Chinese New Year

  More than 900 guests flocked at Yat Sen School Auditorium on February 22, 2015 to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Prime Minister of Fiji Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama and his wife, the charge d'affaires of Chinese embassy to Fiji, Mr. Yang Zhaohui and other leaders of Chinese community attended the activity.
  At first, Fiji Chinese Association president Jenny Seeto expressed her new-year wishes to all the overseas Chinese and showed her appreciation to the Chinese Embassy in Fiji and CI-USP . all the communities and sponsors in assisting in the organization of the activity.

  Mr. Yang Zhaohui, on behalf of the Chinese Embassy in Fiji, extended his sincere greetings and blessings to all the Chinese in Fiji. He appreciated the contribution that Chinese community had made in the past years. He said that the Spring Festival is the most important traditional Chinese festival and is the precious moment for family reunion. He also  affirmed the significant contribution made by the Prime Minister of Fiji to the country and the people. According to Mr. Yang, the Prime Minister created a safe and stable business environment, giving the Chinese community care, support and guidance, for which the Chinese community had been deeply appreciated. “2015 is the 40th anniversary of establishment of China’s diplomatic relations with Fiji, and the160th anniversary of the Chinese arrival in Fiji. All overseas Chinese should follow principle of "Own together, Build together and Share together” so as to build a harmonious overseas Chinese community in Fiji, which is “cooperative, friendly and vigorous. " said Mr. Yang.

 In the statement of the Prime Minister, he said the Chinese government had done a lot for the Government in assisting the country when help was needed and he would never forget China's support and assistance to Fiji. He asked Yang to convey his sincere gratitude and best wishes to the Chinese government and people. He wished a very happy new year of Sheep to all the Chinese people, and acknowledged the great contribution the Chinese Fijians had made to the society, economy and culture of Fiji in the past 160 years.

  During the celebration, the Chinese lion dance, Chinese Martial Arts, Chinese folk dance were performed. The children at Yat Sen School also performed a Happy New Year dance. The Chinese volunteer teacher of the Confucius Institute at USP (CI-USP), Chen Yuanyuan performed a Chinese classic dance, winning the audience's applause. The audience also participated in the interactive games, tug of war and music chair. The whole auditorium was full of laughter and in a merry and vibrant atmosphere.

 Amid celebrating the traditional Chinese Spring Festival, this activity has introduced contemporary Chinese culture, enhanced the friendship between the people of Fiji and China, and expanded the influences of China and the local Chinese communities on the society of Fiji.

 

 


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