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Chinese students and scholars host annual Spring Festival Gala in Stockholm

By Huang Yundi (People's Daily)    09:33, January 22, 2019

The Chinese dance program ‘Poetry in the Spring’s Rain’performed by Chinese students.(Photo by Huang Yundi)

Stockholm (People's Daily) - With an enlivened opening performance “Year of the Pig Brings Happiness,” a group of Chinese students and scholars in Stockholm, Sweden treated audiences to a Spring Festival Gala that featured chorus singing, cross-talk, and stage plays.

For the Gala’s closing number, the Chinese performed “New Year story from my hometown” to express love for their country, hometowns, and families.

The Gala performance drew an audience of more than 1,200, the largest Sweden has ever recorded for such an event. Officials from the Ministry of Education in Stockholm along top representatives from many Swedish universities were in attendance.

For the non-Chinese speaking audience members, the performances featured English subtitles.

‘The New Year Gala hosted by the Chinese students and scholars in Stockholm is a display of good-sprit from those who work and study in Sweden, and has served as a bridge for 11 years, said Gui Congyou, Chinese Ambassador to Sweden, during his address at the event.


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