Chinese New Year Greetings from World Leaders
World leaders adapt to resurgence of China relatively fast. After all, trade is very realistic, and as realistic as the reality. Hence, European leaders sent Chinese New Year greetings both to embody etiquette, friendship and interest in continual trade relationship. Trade is still king, as it was a century ago. As China has become the number one economic power in Asia and the world, this is natural. All links in this article leads to a particular video to demonstrate deference world leaders pay to a great tradition. Chinese should especially be proud that world leaders, especially Western leaders, would greet Chinese in Chinese, which would not have happened even ten to fifteen years ago.
Chinese should be very proud of this recent turn of events. After all, a century ago, no Western leader would care half as much about Chinese New Year as they do today. CNTV, a Chines state television station, offered a brief video to each greetings.
The aforementioned link showed good sample of states with different needs. Messages sent by each head of state yields interesting messages. The Scandinavian prime ministers (Swedish, Danish and Finnish) have all been eager to expand trade. Their pragmatism, ensuing the rise of British Empire and United States, had been shown in excellent education of English language in primary and secondary schools. Given the China’s resurgence, such timely greetings should surprise no one. Given frequent interaction with China already, Australian Governor-General and Prime minister only sent their greetings to Chinese community.
As the representatives of global financial hub, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Prince William each sent a video. Prince William wanted to express his good wish and expectation for the scheduled official visit to China. Cameron also emphasized his congratulatory note that the bilateral economic agreement had gone from strength to strength. Prince Charles, as the first in line, also sent a New Year greeting in Chinese, and in public.
Special note to United Nation’s Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon, he not only sent a New Year Greeting on YouTube, he wrote great calligraphy, in public. Following is his video by CCTV (a state-owned TV station in China), appealing to China and Chinese to contribute even more to world peace.
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