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Chinese Consulate General in Kota Kinabalu Held the 2017 Chinese Lunar New Year Reception

  On 19th January, the Chinese Consulate General in Kota Kinabalu held the 2017 Chinese Lunar New Year reception at the Hakka Hall in Kota Kinabalu. About 300 guests, including the representative of the Sabah Chief Minister - the Deputy Chief Minister YB Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Pairin, the Minister of Local Government and Housing, YB Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor, the Minister of Special Tasks, YB Datuk Teo Chee Kang, government officials, assemblymen, overseas Chinese, people from all walks of life, the representatives of the Chinese-funded enterprises, overseas students, friends from media and heads of consular missions of other countries, attended the reception.

  The Consul General, Chen Peijie, wished the guests happy Chinese New Year and briefed the outstanding achievements in China's domestic and foreign affairs and the friendly exchanges between China and Malaysia in the past year. She believed that the friendly relations would be promoted to a new level under the common principle of a community of shared future for mankind by the two countries.

  On behalf of the Sabah Chief Minister, the Deputy Chief Minister YB Tan Sri Pairin complimented the Consulate General's excellent contributions to the promotion of the friendly relation and pragmatic cooperation between Sabah and China, especially by providing supports to the Chinese community and ethnic groups. He believed the bilateral relation between Sabah and China would continue to flourish, and expected the friendship and cooperation between Sabah and Zhejiang province, based on the friendship between Kota Kinabalu and Hangzhou, to be further strengthened.

  The atmosphere of the reception was warm and joyful. Traditional Chinese music, dance and singing performance were given at the reception. Guests showed great interest in the exhibitions set up by the Chinese-funded enterprises and applauded the “made in China” and the “Chinese speed”.

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