PM greets Xi, Chinese Nation on New Year

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday felicitated President Xi Jinping and the Chinese people on the arrival of the Chinese New Year.
On his Twitter handle, the Prime Minister extended his congratulations to the Chinese leadership and the people of China at the start of the new year on January 22.
“May the Year of the Rabbit be filled with love, peace & prosperity for our Chinese friends,” he further expressed his good wishes.
The Chinese New Year 2023, heralded as ‘the year of Rabbit’ falls on Sunday, January 22 and celebrations will culminate into a Lantern festival on February 5th.
Besides, the Cultural Office of the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan has launched a series of activities to grandly celebrate the ‘2023 Happy Chinese New Year’ here on Sunday.
Chinese New Year also known as ‘Spring Festival’ is the most important festival of the year for the Chinese nation, said a news release of the Embassy.
“It is a time reserved for families. It is an important opportunity for families and friends to get together and celebrate the new year. Often, family members and relatives travel from all over the country to come together for the special event”, it added.
The Chinese people strive to make this event as special as possible, often spending hours preparing food and decorations for the events of the festival.
In order to celebrate the ‘2023 Happy Chinese New Year’, the China Cultural Center in Pakistan worked with the Shanghai Municipality this year to promote the cultural and tourism resources of Shanghai in Pakistan.
A wide range of exciting events, such as cultural performances, exhibits, tourism promotion documentaries, and more, were included. China Cultural Center in Pakistan launched the musical concert “Our Common Homeland” by the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra online, and in the coming days, “Happy Chinese New Year – Pujiang Arts Collection” Online Performances & Exhibitions by the Center for China Shanghai International Arts Festival and more similar activities will be launched on various social media platforms run by China Cultural Center in Pakistan as well as the Cultural Office of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Pakistan.