Politicians and heads of international organizations have sent best wishes to the Chinese people on this year’s spring festival.
The Chinese lunar year of 2021 is called a year of the ox.
In Chinese culture, the ox is a valued animal this is because of its role in agriculture, positive characteristics, such as being hardworking and honest.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres congratulated China and thanked the Chinese people for their support to the UN and the multilateralism.
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha said the Thai Government this year has decided to make the spring festival a legal holiday for the first time.
Prime Minister of Equatorial Guinea Francisco Obama Asue, Colombia’s Culture mMinister Felipe Buitrago and Lord Mayor, City of Manchester, Tommy Judge wish all sides will move forward and carry out the cultural exchange as a bridge to the ties between them
Ox takes the second place on the Chinese zodiac circle of 12 animals.