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China holds Spring Festival gala for military officers, soldiers


09:07, January 15, 2012

Chinese President Hu Jintao and other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, including Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang, pose for a group photo with performers after an art performance held in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 14, 2012. Chinese leaders joined a large group of service people and civilians on Saturday evening to watch an art performance and celebrate the imminent Chinese Lunar New Year. (Xinhua/Wang Jianmin)

BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- A Spring Festival gala was held at the Great Hall of the People Saturday to entertain the country's military officers, soldiers and civilians.

Representatives of officers and soldiers in the military units and armed police forces in Beijing as well as some Beijing residents attended the gala.

President Hu Jintao and other top Chinese leaders including Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, He Guoqiang and Zhou Yongkang were also present at the gala.

Hu expressed greetings to the audience and extended his good wishes for them, ahead of the traditional Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 23 this year.


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