BEIJING, Jan. 31 (Xinhuanet) -- On the eve of the Lunar New Year, Chinese President Xi Jinping has visited the Xilin Gol Grassland in north China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. He met with locals as they also celebrated the winter Nadam Fair, a major Mongolian festival.
President Xi wished the local herdsmen good fortune in the Year of the Horse and offered holiday greetings to Chinese people in the country and all over the world.
"The Lunar New Year is a traditional Chinese festival, a festival for all the Chinese people around the world. I want to send my new year greetings to Chinese people of all ethnic groups, and compatriots in the Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions, as well as Taiwan, and all overseas Chinese communities living in different countries and regions of the world. I wish you good health, a happy family reunion, and good luck in the new year. I hope in the Year of the Horse, we will continue our hardworking spirit. And that people around China will continue to work together with one heart. I look forward to China’s continued prosperity and development in the new year. I wish Chinese people of all ethnic groups will live a better, happier life." Xi Jinping said.