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China & Other Countries in the World Celebrate New Year
    2007-01-01 13:36:16     CRIENGLISH.com
Chinese people all over the country are celebrating the New Year in various ways.

More than 6,000 people have attended on Sunday night the 2007 Beijing New Year Concert, held in the Great Hall of the People in the heart of Beijing.

Eleven years since its debut, the Beijing New Year Concert has become a major cultural festivity on the eve of new year, bringing a feast for classical music lovers.

Hundreds of thousands of people living in the country's northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region gather together for horse racing and wrestling, hoping for a peaceful and prosperous New Year.

Local residents in Nanchong City of southwest China's Sichuan Province, usher in the new year in a unique way: winter swimming.

"It is much fun and good for people's health. It's our special way to celebrate the new year. "

Elsewhere in the world, Sydney's iconic Harbor Bridge showered fireworks as a million onlookers cheered in the New Year at midnight.

Crowds scaled Japan's Mount Fuji for their first glimpse of the 2007 dawn and the Philippines braced for firecracker carnage. Huge screens counted down the final seconds of 2006 in Paju City on Sunday as South Koreans saw in the New Year in style.


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