Chinese community in Uganda welcomes Chinese New Year
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The Chinese community in Uganda on Sunday held celebrations ahead of the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival of the Year of the Pig.

Hundreds of Chinese thronged the Speke Resort Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria in the capital Kampala, where they enjoyed several cultural performances played by acrobats from China's Shaanxi Provincial Acrobatic Art Troupe.

Speaking at the ceremony, Chinese ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhuqiang said the relations between the two countries have grown stronger.

A Chinese girl and Ugandans perform onstage to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival of the Year of the Pig in Kampala, Uganda, January 27, 2019. /Photo via CCTV

A Chinese girl and Ugandans perform onstage to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival of the Year of the Pig in Kampala, Uganda, January 27, 2019. /Photo via CCTV

"During the year, there were also high-level exchanges, economic cooperation, trade and investment, educational exchanges" between the two countries, Zheng said. "Cooperation in various fields has yielded fruitful results."

Looking back on China's achievements, Zheng said the Chinese government promoted various reforms in 2018, leading to the maintenance of stable economic growth.

The Spring Festival, falling on February 5 this year, is one of the important traditional festivals of the Chinese people, featuring family reunion, feasts and performances.

(Top image: People watch fireworks at the Pearl of Africa Hotel to celebrate a New Year in Kampala, Uganda, January 1, 2019. /VCG Photo)

Source(s): Xinhua News Agency