Ahead of Chinese New Year, food and culture festival organized in New Delhi

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New Delhi, Jan.31 (ANI): In run-up to the Chinese New Year on February 14, the Embassy of the People's Republic of China organized a food and culture festival here on Sunday.

On this occasion, various Chinese artistes added colour and joy to the event with their fascinating dance and music performances.

Also, during a special performance, Chinese models walked the ramp in colourful saris, the traditional Indian women wear, with Bollywood numbers creating the Indian feel.

Also present on this occasion was Chinese Ambassador to India Zhang Yan who said that the year 2009 was very successful for China, and that he expects the same for 2010 as well.

Yan also referred to India's diplomatic relations with China, which, though currently strained, are in their 60th year.

"2010 is also an auspicious year for China-India relationship. Two countries are going to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations," said Chinese Ambassador Yan.

Yan also said that the Chinese needed to work hard to develop their country into a moderate and prosperous society in all aspects. He further pointed out that China would be holding the World Expo at Shanghai this year, which would be the largest.

China is to organise Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou, China. (ANI)

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