BEIJING, February 12, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Chinese New Year 2021 is special due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is not yet over.
A notice was posted a few weeks ago encouraging people to stay where they work and live during the 2021 Spring Festival holidays, starting at February 11 to 17, to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
Beijing, with a permanent migrant population of nearly 10 million, is ready to welcome people with a warm, family welcome.
The Beijing municipal government has measures in place to ensure that those who stay in the city enjoy the Spring Festival, including issuing vouchers and free admission tickets. In addition, mobile phone users in Beijing are eligible to receive free 20 gigabyte data plans during the festival.
Tens of millions of its citizens will benefit from these favorable policies.
“We will rehearse and train during the Spring Festival,” said Song Yan, Peking Opera performer with 40 years of experience. His Peking Opera troupe also held festive performances in smaller venues to celebrate the New Year.
Josh Dominique works as a volunteer in a non-profit group to help people with disabilities. He lived in Beijing for 20 years. âMaking dumplings is like everything else. Practice always makes perfect. I hope the dumplings I’m making this year don’t fall apart,â he said.
Eight-year-old ice hockey player Yang Jiaxi (nicknamed Qiuqiu) has been playing ice hockey for over four years. Now he attends ice hockey training twice a week, even during the Spring Festival, and dreams of becoming a great ice hockey player in the future.
Produced by the Beijing Municipal Government Information Office, the seven episodes “I’m in Beijing for the Spring Festival “will show you how people from different countries and different backgrounds spend their Spring Festival in Beijing.
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