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Chinese New Year celebrations begin in Suva

Thursday, February 08, 2018

Update: 6:38PM CELEBRATIONS for the Chinese New Year began at the Chinese Cultural Center in Suva today in commemoration of the Year of the Dog.

Fiji's Minister for Health and Medical Services Rosy Akbar said the occasion provided an opportunity to demonstrate the richness of the Chinese culture and to promote multi-cultural harmony and diversity among all our communities who were recognised through a common identity of being Fijians.

"It is in this spirit of harmony that the bilateral friendly relationship between Fiji and China has grown even closer than ever. We have witnessed the extension of relations between our two countries in an effort to strengthen understanding, friendship, and bilateral cooperation through people to people programs and activities," Ms Akbar said.

"We have also seen more Chinese companies and businesses striving in areas of social and economic development in Fiji."

This year is celebrated as the Year of the Dog, which is a symbol of loyalty and honesty.

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