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London Eye glitters in red and gold for Chinese New Year

Xinhua | Updated: 2024-02-10 11:22
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The London Eye is lit up in red to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in London, Britain, on Feb. 8, 2024.[Photo provided by Li Ying/Xinhua]

O'Neil shared with Xinhua his understanding of the special meaning of dragon, "it means loyalty, a drive-forward and an active pursuit of something wonderful."

Artistic performances were also staged under the London Eye, including the dragon dance. An 18-meter-long golden dragon from Tongliang, a district of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality was unveiled during the evening performances.

Tongliang Dragon Dance originated in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and flourished during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). In 2006, it was honored as part of the first batch of national intangible cultural heritage.

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