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The Chinese Embassy in Jordan and ‘Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute’ Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival

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The Chinese Embassy in Jordan and ‘Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute’ Celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival

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AMMAN - The Chinese Embassy in Jordan, in cooperation with the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Confucius Institute (TAG-Confucius) – a member of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), has organized a ceremony to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Spring Festival at the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Knowledge Forum.

The ceremony was held under the patronage of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and Chairman of TAG.Global, and H.E. Mr. Liu Zengxian, Charge d’affaires of Chinese Embassy in Jordan in the presence of Ms. Shi Wei, Cultural Counselor of Chinese Embassy in Jordan and Director of China Cultural Center in Amman, and representatives of the Chinese diplomatic mission in Jordan. The ceremony was also attended by a host of high-ranking figures, including ambassadors, representatives of Jordanian universities, media outlets, university students and members of the Chinese community in Jordan.

In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Zengxian congratulated the peoples of Jordan and China on the New Year 2023 and the Chinese Spring Festival. He applauded the historic Jordanian-Chinese relations that are founded on friendship and mutual respect.

“This Chinese New Year marks the return of the in-person celebrations following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For the first time in three years, millions of people will travel across China to celebrate this anniversary with their families, starting from January 22 for 15 days. This Lunar New Year: the Year of the Rabbit marks the beginning of  the Chinese lunar calendar, where Chinese people believe that the rabbit symbolizes hope, peace and prosperity, as well as an embodiment of the moon goddess and a sign of purity,” he said.

For his part, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh stressed the depth of the Chinese-Jordanian relations, stating that culture is one of the most important factors that promote heritage and brings people closer, highlighting the role TAG-Confucius plays, as the first institute of its kind to be acknowledged by the Chinese government in Jordan to disseminate and teach Chinese language and culture.

‘We, at TAG.Global, sincerely believe in Chinese dominance in various fields, and we are fully aware of the significance and impact of Chinese culture, civilization, and technology, which motivated us to become among the first global companies to open offices in the People's Republic of China” Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh said, adding that “TAG.Global has three offices operating at full capacity in (Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong), in addition to two representative offices in Guangzhou and Chengdu to offer our world-class professional and educational services”.

He further stated that he has recently called on the Chinese government and the League of Arab States to convene an Arab-Chinese summit as soon as possible to address to deepen Sino-Arab economic cooperation and friendship. 

During the ceremony, TAG-Confucius’s students and teachers, as well as students from the University of Jordan and Philadelphia University, presented colorful artistic performances portraying the Chinese heritage including singing, reciting poetry, and displaying traditional Chinese costumes. That is in addition to presenting the techniques of the Tai chi (also taiji), Chinese spiritual and physical exercises that are widely practiced by the Chinese people.

The event concluded with a Chinese cuisine dinner.

 
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