Chinese New Year Reception 2020 was Celebrated in Kolkata

News Desk, News Nation 360 : To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of Rat, Chinese Consulate General in Kolkata held a New Year Reception on 12th January 2020 in Kolkata. Hundreds of representatives from all walks of life in East India, especially West Bengal, were present there, including government, business, universities and schools, think tanks, consular corps, media, the Chinese community, and Chinese companies. Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China H.E. Sun Weidong and his wife Madam Bao Jiqing will grace the reception. The ambassador delivered a keynote speech on the progress of China-India relations. Consul General Zha Liyou had spoken on the sub-national relationship between China and East India. Besides the traditional Chinese lion dance show, a band of percussionists from Kolkata called Beat Blasters will put on wonderful performances in the reception. Moreover, women staff members of the consulate led by Madam Zheng Huiqun, wife of Consul General Zha Liyou, along with friends from VFS had sung a very joyous song named Congratulations to celebrate the Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival. Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China H.E. Sun Weidong told that 2019 was an extraordinary year for China. They remained true to their original aspiration and continued to work hard. They celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and successfully convened the fourth plenary session of the 19th CPC central committee. China's economy has sustained high-quality and steady development. In 2019, China's GDP is expected to edge close to 100 trillion yuan with the per capita figure nearing 10,000 U.S. dollars. The reform continued to deepen, and a host of pilot free trade zones including Hainan Free Trade Zone, have been established. Remarkable progress has been made in poverty reduction, which lifted more than 10 million people out of poverty.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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