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Belgian city Dinant presents rooster statue to China to celebrate Chinese New Year

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-01-30 07:32

BRUSSELS - The government of Walloon Region on Sunday presented a statue of rooster, which symbolizes the region, to the Chinese Embassy in Belgium to celebrate the Chinese "Year of the Rooster."

Qu Xing, Chinese ambassador to Belgium, Rene Collin, Minister of Tourism of Walloon Region, and Richard Fournaux, Mayor of Dinant, witnessed the ceremony during a reception held by the Dinant city to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

This statue was made to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the establishment of China-Belgium relations.

Rene Collin said that Walloon Region has a long and promising relationship with China. The Chinese New Year Parade held in Dinant earlier Sunday indicated that both Walloon Region and China wished to promote their relationship further, he said.

This was the first time the parade was held outside Brussels in Belgium. It was organized by the Chinese Embassy in Belgium, the government of Dinant and associations of Chinese community in Belgium.

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