YANGON, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese cultural troupe held performances in Myanmar's former capital city of Yangon on Sunday night in celebration of Chinese Spring Festival.
Shown at the National Theater, the performances, titled "Culture of China, Festival of Spring," featured songs and dances including Chinese ethnic traditional ones, classical music and Peking opera.
Present at the concert were Union Minister of Religious Affairs and Culture U Aung Ko, Chinese Ambassador Hong Liang and Chairman of the Yangon Chinatown Spring Festival Organizing Committee U Chit Sein.
"This festival could strengthen the friendship between Myanmar-born overseas Chinese and local Myanmar people through culture," Thant Zin Aung, a member of the organizing committee, told Xinhua.
This was the third time that the Chinatown Spring Festival celebrations were held in Myanmar.