Chinese both at home and abroad are celebrating China’s Lunar New Year and the Year of the Ox. China Media Group’s major Spring Festival gala kicked off the festivities with hundreds of millions of Chinese tuning in to watch the TV extravaganza. But the huge migration of people traveling home for family reunions and celebrations is not happening this year because of precautions over COVID-19.
Joining the discussion:
- Qinduo Xu is senior fellow at the Pangoal Institution, and he’s the host of CGTN’s Dialogue Weekend
- Changhua Wu is CEO of the Beijing Future Innovation Center
- Sean Ding is co-founder and CEO of G-Risk
- Zach Danz is a digital producer for CGTN and produces content for a project called Pandaorama
Happy Lunar New Year!
It is the Year of the Ox – the same sign as the year of my birth.
The ox symbolizes energy, strength & courage – qualities that our world needs now.
I send my best wishes to all for prosperity, health and happiness. pic.twitter.com/btaSbYi9O7
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) February 10, 2021
The U.S. ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink released a rap song and music video ahead of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet 🎵 pic.twitter.com/2CTmlFJuDr
— Reuters (@Reuters) February 11, 2021
Feng shui experts see a better, calmer year for the world this 2021 😌 https://t.co/80R6ivLi3J
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) February 11, 2021