ADDIS ABABA, (Xinhua) --
Chinese cultural troupes on
Monday staged colorful performances to celebrate the Spring
Festival—the Chinese Lunar New Year, at the National Theater of
The cultural event, including acrobats, ethnic songs and dances
of China, was attended by Chinese, Ethiopians and other
nationals who are living in Addis Ababa.
the opening ceremony, Tan Jian, Chinese Ambassador to Ethiopia,
noted that the Spring Festival is important for the Chinese.
Speaking to Xinhua by the end of the event, the ambassador said
the performance enabled Ethiopians and other foreigners to
better understand the Chinese culture, and helped enhance
cultural exchanges among countries.
“Today, we have a lot of Chinese here. We have also some friends
from Ethiopia and people from other diplomatic missions have
come to enjoy the wonderful evening,” he said. “By watching this
performance, (they) enjoy the night. I believe Ethiopian people
as well as friends from other countries have good taste of the