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The Chinese Year of the Rooster has arrived and many people found that Chengdu, a national central city pinpointed by the State Council, was an ideal destination to experience traditional culture and folk customs, especially during Chinese New Year celebrations.
More wealthy Chinese adventurers have scrambled to get to Antarctica during this Chinese New Year holiday season, with the country’s biggest online travel agency reporting a sharp rise in bookings, which can cost more than 200,000 yuan ($29,150).
New York City organizations made a push to recognize the Chinese Lunar New Year outside of Chinatown by holding festivities on Madison Avenue, hoping to impress upon tourists and members of the New York City community the cultural significance of the Chinese Spring Festival.
For the fifth year in a row, the New York Philharmonic celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year with pieces by Chinese composers and a work inspired by China at Lincoln Center in New York on Tuesday night.
With the whole world watching the New Year’s Eve festivities from Times Square in New York, what a great time it was to promote Chinese tourism. “I encourage all of you to visit China,” said Cui Tiankai, China’s ambassador to the United States, to the expected 1 million revelers in Times Square on Thursday and the 1 billion around the world watching a live stream of the celebration.
President Xi Jinping highlighted poverty reduction and China’s international role in his New Year speech Thursday. In an address transmitted live by state broadcasters, Xi called for confidence and hardwork for a good beginning in the home stretch of building a “moderately prosperous society in all respects.”