Hailing the Year of the Tiger, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says “Xinnian Kuaile” to China

Chinese media world times in its report on Sunday (29/1), published a number of greetings from world figures, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who sent his congratulations in a video speech released by the United Nations last Friday .

“The strength, vitality, courage, tenacity and courage of the tiger are the qualities we need as we face unprecedented challenges,” said António Guterres, thanking China for its commitment to multilateralism and the United Nations. While saying he looks forward to a safe and successful Olympics.

“The Olympic spirit shines like a beacon of human solidarity,” he said.

Guterres is among 32 world officials who will attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympics on February 4, 2022.

New Year’s greetings also came from the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, on Saturday (29/1). He specifically sent his Year of the Tiger greetings in Chinese and said preparations for the Winter Olympics were “very good”, while visiting Genting Snow Park, the site of Beijing 2022.

High-ranking officials and foreign ambassadors to China have also sent greetings to China and the Chinese people in various forms.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose country is at odds with China, also joined in saying “Xinnian Kuaile” (Happy New Year) in Putonghua and Cantonese, and thanked Chinese Canadians for their contribution in his speech. video.

Pakistani President Arif Alvi wished the Chinese people “Happy Spring Festival and a Happy New Year of the Tiger”, according to a video which also shows the president patting the Beijing 2022 mascot – the giant panda Bing Dwen Dwen – on his desk during a meeting. ‘a speech.

Russian Ambassador to China Andrey Denisov meanwhile extended Lunar New Year wishes during his annual press conference last Tuesday, announcing that President Vladimir Putin would attend the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in ‘winter.

Denisov said the Russian president was an expert in baking and hoped Putin would have the opportunity to eat traditional Chinese New Year dishes during his visit to China.

Brazilian Ambassador Paulo Estivallet also congratulated him saying, “In this Year of the Tiger, we look forward to deepening our ties in trade and investment. I wish the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics every success.

Japanese Ambassador Hideo Tarumi conveyed a happy Lunar New Year via video, honoring former leaders of both countries who pushed for normalization and laid the foundation for bilateral relations 50 years ago.

The mayors of Bremen, Lower Saxony, Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein simultaneously conveyed Lunar New Year wishes and hopes for closer regional cooperation in 2022, which marks the 50th anniversary of China-China diplomatic relations. German.

The United States Consuls General in Shanghai and Guangzhou, Jim Heller and Lisa Heller, even participated in the writing of Spring Festival scrolls, New Year’s floriculture, festival cooking and costumes, all the traditions of the festival, to share their Spring Festival celebrations. Consuls general in Wuhan and Shenyang also conveyed their greetings via video.

New Zealand Ambassador Clare Fearnley wrote the Chinese character fu, which means good luck, with a calligraphy brush to send her Chinese New Year greetings.

Diplomats, including ambassadors from Australia, Britain, Iran, Thailand and Mongolia, also wished them a happy Lunar New Year via a video on the Weibo app.

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