The Heat: Chinese New Year

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China celebrates its Lunar New Year and welcomes the Year of the Rabbit. 

Chinese both at home and around the world are celebrating Spring Festival. 

2023 is the Year of the Rabbit.  And festivities got underway with China Media Group’s major Spring Festival Gala. The massive TV show is watched by hundreds of millions of Chinese every year as families get together across the country.  

Meanwhile, Chinese and people of Chinese ancestry around the globe are also celebrating the festive occasion and annual holiday. 

Joining the discussion: 

  • Victor Gao is Chair Professor at Soochow University.  
  • Zoon Ahmed Khan is a research fellow at the Center for China and Globalization. 
  • Wayne Ho is President and CEO of the Chinese-American Planning Council. 
  • Gabriel Yue Yin is a CGTN America correspondent.