A Grand New Year Reception

Anando Sangbad:To celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year, the Year of Rat, Chinese Consulate General in Kolkata held a New Year Reception on 12th January at Grand The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata.

Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China H.E. Mr Sun Weidong and his wife Madam Bao Jiqing graced the reception. The ambassador delivered a keynote speech on progress of China-India relations. Consul General Mr Zha Liyou spoke on sub-national relationship between China and East India.

Hundreds of representatives from all walks of life in East India, especially West Bengal, were present, including government, business, universities and schools, think tanks, consular corps, media, the Chinese community, and Chinese companies.

Besides the traditional Chinese lion dance show, a band of percussionists from Kolkata called Beat Blasters put on wonderful performances in the reception. Moreover, women staff members of the consulate led by Madam Zheng Huiqun, wife of Consul General Mr Zha Liyou, along with friends from VFS sung a very joyous song named “Congratulations” to celebrate the Chinese New Year, also called the Spring Festival. Delicious Chinese food also served for all guests.

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