China is celebrating its most important holiday – Chinese New Year – also called Spring Festival.
Hundreds of millions of Chinese watched the annual Spring Festival Gala on television to kick off the Year of the Pig.
People all across the country have made their way home to be part of the important family celebrations.
And, Chinese people all over the globe are taking part in the festivities, too. On Sunday, Chinese President Xi Jinping extended Spring Festival greetings at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.
To discuss all of this:
- Sean Ding is the Co-Founder and CEO of GRisk, a global risk analysis firm.
- Julie O’Yang was born and raised in China and is an artist-entrepreneur now living in Europe. She’s also the author of “The Little Yellow Book.”
- Fan Yang is an associate professor of communication and media studies at the University of Maryland.
- Bill Ivey is a visiting professor at Indiana University and author of “Rebuilding an Enlightened World.”
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) February 4, 2019
#XinhuaSpecial: In 2018, President Xi made 7 inspection tours to provinces across China. This #SpringFestival, he visited a hutong in Beijing. So what do his people-centered visits mean to this massive country? Watch: pic.twitter.com/rYfENIUTES
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) February 4, 2019