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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




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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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