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Receptions held to celebrate upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year

2012-01-20 07:03:24 GMT2012-01-20 15:03:24(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Mohamad Yassin (4th R, Front) and Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Chai Xi (3rd L, Front) pose for a group photo with overseas Chinese during a reception to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, on Jan. 19, 2012. (Xinhua/Chong Voon Chung)

Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Muhyiddin Mohamad Yassin (2nd R, Front) and Chinese Ambassador to Malaysia Chai Xi (1st R, Front) is greeted by a traditional Chinese dragon dance during a reception to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, on Jan. 19, 2012. Chinese Lunar New year, or the Spring Festival, falls on Jan. 23 this year. (Xinhua/Chong Voon Chung)

Hao Guangfeng (2nd R), the consul-general of China in Cape Town, stands with guests during the Chinese Spring Festival celebration held by the Consulate-General of China in Cape Town, South Africa, Jan. 19, 2012. (Xinhua)

Wu Jiuhong (L), Chinese ambassador to Oman, makes a speech during a reception for Chinese Spring Festival held by Chinese Embassy in Muscat, capital of Oman, Jan. 19, 2012. (Xinhua/Sun Lei)

Chinese ambassador to Germany Wu Hongbo addresses the reception held by the Chinese Embassy celebrating the Chinese Spring Festival in Berlin, Germany, Jan. 17, 2012. (Xinhua/Ma Ning)

Chinese Ambassador to Kenya Liu Guangyuan gives a speech during the Chinese Spring Festival reception held by the Chinese Embassy in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, Jan. 18, 2012. (Xinhua/Ding Haitao)

Chinese ambassador Ye Hao (L) proposes a toast to overseas Chinese at a reception held by the Chinese Embassy to Albania in Tirana, Jan. 13, 2012. (Xinhua/Yang Ke)

Receptions are held in Malaysia, South Africa, Oman and Albania to celebrate the upcoming Chinese Lunar New Year.

Chinese Lunar New year, or the Spring Festival, falls on Jan. 23 this year.

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