Spring Festival celebrations worldwide grand gala in London

Added On February 12, 2018

As the Chinese New Year draws near, celebrations are held across the world, bringing joy to people.
In London, a grand gala was held to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Nearly two thousand people, including Chinese students, scholars, and heads from British universities, attended the event.
The gala is themed the "New Age, New Truth".
Speaking at the ceremony, Chinese Ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming said the year 2017 witnessed a year of thriving exchanges and cooperation in education between China and Britain.
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH):LIU XIAOMING, Chinese Ambassador to Britain
"As we are celebrating the New Year, I hope you would see a new opportunity created by the 'Golden Era' between our two countries. I hope education sections from both countries will join hands and work even harder to compose a new cadenza for a new symphony of China-UK educational exchange and cooperation. To the China and UK 'Golden Era' and to our prosperous Happy New Year to you all. Thank you."
The party brought a wonderful audio-visual feast for the audience, including folk dance, music, and opera. 
SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): PATRICK LOUGHREY, Goldsmiths University of London
"I think it's a wonderful celebration of Chinese identity here in London. It's very important for Chinese community to celebrate as they were in China. But also it's important for westerners to enjoy and to learn about China through the Spring Festival celebration."