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2018 Spring Festival Gala for Overseas Chinese Recorded

Updated:2018-02-05 15:51:16

  The opening show "Welcoming to Happiness"

  The traditional opera performance Ode to Pear Blossom

  The "Culture of China, Festival of Spring" Spring Festival Gala 2018 for overseas Chinese was recorded in Changsha on the evening of January 30, 2018. It was authorized and instructed by the Overseas Chinese Office of the State Council.

  CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Secretary and Hunan Provincial People’s Congress Standing Committee Director Du Jiahao, and Qiu Yuanping, director of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, watched the programs and extended blessings to overseas Chinese. Hunan Governor Xu Dazhe, Party Leadership Group Secretary and Deputy Director of the Overseas Chinese Office of the State Council Xu Yousheng, and Li Weiwei, chairwoman of the CPPCC Hunan Provincial Committee also attended.

  Themed “Happy Families Welcoming to Happiness”, the gala highlighted “Culture of China, Festival of Spring” from the perspectives of country, nation, and individual, well presenting traditional Chinese culture overseas inheritance and development.

  It conveyed both cultural and fashionable connotations through traditional opera, acrobatics, intangible cultural heritage items, singing and dancing, and magic shows. It will be staged on Hunan TV at 7:30 pm on Feb. 16, 2018 (the first day of 2018 on the Chinese lunar calendar).

  Secretary Du and Governor Xu, together with Director Qiu and Deputy Director Xu, met with major overseas Chinese entrepreneur representatives before the gala.

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  Translator: Yu Jiangjiang

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