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Spring Festival brings China into focus

By Li Yang | China Daily | Updated: 2017-02-04 07:11

Many people in China regard the vogue for celebrations at Christmas and Thanksgiving Day as an invasion by Western culture.

Yet, these same people acclaim the popularity of Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in recent years as evidence Spring Festival is now a world festival and hail it as a sign of the rise of China and its increased national power.

To some extent, people worried about the celebration of Western festivals in China are overreacting, likewise with their promoting of Spring Festival as a symbol of China's power.

Spring Festival brings China into focus

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