New Zealand’s prime minister and local Chinese celebrate the new year of the ox
On January 30, in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, new prime minister Jacinda Aden attended the “Chinese New Year flower market fun day” event. Photo by Guo Lei, Xinhua News Agency
Auckland, New Zealand, January 30 (Xinhua) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Aden attended the annual Chinese New Year Celebration “Happy New Year flower market day” in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, on January 30 to welcome the Lunar New Year with thousands of Chinese.
Aden believes that in the Chinese zodiac, cattle symbolize hard work, loyalty and generosity, which is also applicable to the Chinese community in New Zealand.
Aden said that as we welcome the new year, we are full of optimism and hope for the future. A few days ago, New Zealand and China just signed the protocol to upgrade the FTA, which is a new milestone in the development of bilateral relations.
Ruan Ping, Chinese Consul General in Auckland, said that the development of bilateral trade will continue to benefit the two peoples, and China and New Zealand will surely achieve more substantial results in practical cooperation and bilateral relations.
As the most influential traditional Spring Festival activity of the local Chinese community, the New Zealand government has always attached great importance to the & quot; Happy New Year flower market day & quot. Also attending the day’s activities were opposition leader Collins, Auckland mayor Phil middot Goff and other New Zealand politicians and businessmen. Aden, dressed in a festive red dress, and Ruan Ping make the most of the lion in accordance with Chinese customs.
Although the New Zealand government does not have a mandatory requirement for large-scale events to wear masks, many people consciously wear masks when they participate in events. The Chinese Consulate General in Auckland also provided a large number of free masks for the event. At the same time, people need to use mobile app to scan code to record their whereabouts before entering the venue. This is one of the epidemic prevention measures currently advocated by the New Zealand government.