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Double celebration for Chinese community

By TALEBULA KATE It was a joint celebration for the Chinese community in Suva as they celebrated 63rd Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China and the Mid Autumn Festival,
08 Oct 2012 08:51

Chinese Ambassador to Fiji,Huang Yong (3rd from left) with Dixon Seeto (left) at Yat Sen school hall to celebrate the 63rd Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China yesterday.

By TALEBULA KATE

It was a joint celebration for the Chinese community in Suva as they celebrated 63rd Anniversary of the People’s Republic of China and the Mid Autumn Festival, more commonly known as the Moon Festival at the Yat Sen Secondary School hall yesterday.
The chief guest at the celebration was the ambassador for the People’s Republic of China, Huang Yong.
President of the Chinese Association of Fiji, Jenny Seeto said the Chinese Community in Fiji was very proud of the increasingly emphasis being placed by the Fiji Government on the relations between China and Fiji.
“The recent high level visit by the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Wu Bangguo demonstrates the close relationship between our two countries and is certainly a milestone in Fiji China relations,” Mrs Seeto said.
Mrs Seeto said it has been a tradition to celebrate the China National Day and Moon Festival together and the Chinese Association of Fiji was pleased to continue with the tradition this year.
Mr Yong in his opening address said the Chinese Association of Fiji is very influential in Fiji and has played an active role in promoting the local Chinese interests.
“While making contributions to the economic and social development in Fiji the CAF as well as the Chinese community in Fiji has also taken their part in promoting friendship between China and Fiji,” Mr Yong said.
The celebrations commenced with the Lion Dance performance by the Chinese Youth Social and Cultural Association followed by sports and games such as musical chairs, tennis, badminton, basketball, table tennis and tug of war.
Mrs Seeto commended the various organisations for their generous donations for the prizes and giveaways for adults and children who participated in the games.
A donation of $4000 was given by the embassy for yesterday’s event.
The organisations who contributed towards the celebrations were the Chinese Federation of Commerce and Industries, Atlas, Raghwan Construction, Hexagon Group of Hotels, Fiji Gas, BSP bank, Telecom and Connect, Fijian Holdings, Nashua, Arun Narsey, Coca cola, Nestle, Graphic Equipment, Wing Sang & Co, Yong Tong & Co, John Chung, Chinese Federation & Western Business Houses and Liao Xiao Ping.
The famous Jaoji’s Restaurant provided the lunch while Leylands, Wahleys, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Greg Harm Nam provided prizes for a raffle that was also part of the celebrations.
A group of Chinese representatives from the Western division were also there to join in the festivities.




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