Chinese celebrate new year and charity in grand style

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The Chinese community in Botswana celebrated their New Year, the Year of the Snake, on Friday at Sir Seretse Khama Baracks (SSKB) Auditorium in Mogoditshane where they turned up in large numbers.

According to Charity Association of Chinese in Botswana Chairman and Global Post proprietor Miles Nan, the festivity that is celebrated by his people worldwide is a way for the Chinese to proudly celebrate and share their culture.China Shenjun Band, who played with tutti of horse-hair string instruments, opened the ceremony with a brilliant performance, as the audience watched in admiration.  Wearing their beautiful black and gold outfits with women wearing red shirts, the group of five beautifully played with their instruments displaying a rock 'n' roll performance, much to the delight of the audience who could not stop applauding in approval.  The group has been said to be one of the Republic of China's famous and successful bands that has played across the globe. Botswana is the fourth country they have visited in Africa.

Yang Qianlin with her captivating voice entertained her fellow Chinese  with a song called Mayila Partita.  Looking stunning in her black and sparkling red dress, Qianlin beautifully sang the high and low notes of the song  and the audience applauded her in appreciation.Acrobatics performer, multi-talented Jin Linlin, who looked like a butterfly as she wore a skimpy dress decorated with colourful sparkling design, a matching hairpin and temporary tattoo on her hand, did wonders with the hula-hoops.  She started off dancing with one hula-hoop and later five hula-hoops that were played with many body parts.One of the acts that captured the audience's attention was when she divided the five hula-hoops in different body parts, one in the leg, one in each hand, one in the neck while the other one was in the waist.

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