New year celebrations across China
                     English.news.cn | 2014-01-01 10:14:24 | Editor: An

Fireworks explode over the Victoria Harbor during a new year celebration in Hong Kong, south China, Jan. 1, 2014. (Xinhua/Lui Siu Wai)

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More than 300,000 people celebrate 2014 new year in HK

HONG HONG, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- More than 300,000 local residents and tourists gathered at both sides of the Victoria Harbor and other attractions in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) to celebrate the new year and express goodwill wishes for the SAR on Tuesday evening.

Due to the transition of the year 2013 to 2014 (1314) has a particular meaning "for one's whole life" or "with lifetime" in Chinese language, many couples in Hong Kong and other places of the Greater China region choose the night to make confession or just stay together. Full story

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