Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated in Myanmar

Xinhua | Updated: 2023-01-22 19:46
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Myanmar's State Administration Council Chairman Min Aung Hlaing (L, front) and Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai (R, front) attend a Chinese New Year celebration in Yangon, Myanmar, Jan 21, 2023. [Photo/Xinhua]

He also extended the new year's greetings, wishing the overseas Chinese in Myanmar and the Chinese people in China and all over the world happiness, good health, wealth and luck.

Speaking at the event, Chinese Ambassador Chen said the two countries will continue to carry on their fraternal friendship, deepen exchanges and cooperation in various fields and promote the building of a China-Myanmar community with a shared future to better benefit the two peoples.

The celebration filled with a festive atmosphere was held at Yangon's Thuwunna Stadium, which was built and upgraded with Chinese assistance.

The event featured friendly basketball matches between Chinese embassy staff and Myanmar teams, booths displaying cultural items and foods, lion and dragon dances, entertainment programs and fireworks, among others.

The event ended with overseas Chinese representatives singing a song of China-Myanmar friendship.

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