China holds gala tour overseas
February 08,2018   By:China Daily/Xinhua

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Six troupes will stage 33 shows in 16 countries, regions this year
Feb.8,2018--The 2018 Spring Festival gala for overseas Chinese will tour 29 cities, according to the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council on Tuesday.[Special Coverage]
One art troupe started its tour to the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macao on Friday, and another five art troupes will start their performances worldwide from Feb 17, said the office.
The six art troupes are expected to stage a total of 33 gala shows for Chinese living in 16 countries and regions across North America, South America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
The annual gala tour dates back to 2009. Since then, 69 troupes have been sent to dozens of countries and regions, said Tan Tianxing, deputy director of the office.
There have been 417 shows staged in 303 cities around the world, attracting an audience of 6.1 million, according to Tan.
Elsewhere, a special performance by an art troupe from China's Guizhou province was held in Kathmandu on Tuesday to celebrate the upcoming Spring Festival. The event, entitled Colorful Guizhou, organized by the China Cultural Center in Nepal, drew an audience of about 200 people including government officials, political leaders, students and the Chinese community living in the country.
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