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MRE CHENGDU SPOTLIGHT
CHINESE SPRING FESTIVAL
Spring Festival is the most important festival for Chinese people and
is when all family members get together, just like Christmas in the
It falls on the 1st day of the 1st lunar month. It is a national carnival to
● Congratulations to the successful set-up of a liaison office of the welcome the spring after a long and gloomy winter, and to celebrate
German Chamber of Commerce in Chengdu in December. The last year's harvest with good food, dragon dancing and firecrackers.
Chamber is headed by Mr. Oliver Hickfang, who supports German There are many customs accompanying the Spring Festival. On the
companies entering the local market by providing practical knowledge 8th day of the 12th lunar month, many families make Laba porridge,
and advice. a kind of porridge made with glutinous rice, jujube berries, lotus
seeds and beans. People also attach great importance to Spring
● Chengdu scored well in a recent listing of “Top 50 Chinese Cities of Festival Eve. The meal for the eve is more luxurious than usual.
Comprehensive Creative Capacity” conducted by Peking University Dishes such as chicken, fish and bean curd cannot be excluded,
and the Chinese newspaper “Science and Technology Daily”. In because in Chinese, their pronunciations, respectively “ji”, “yu” and
“doufu”, mean auspiciousness, abundance and richness.
criteria like “Best Innovative Environment” and “Best Innovative
Year 2009 is the Year of the Ox. Ox is one of the 12-year-cycle
Performance” Chengdu is even listed amongst the first 15.
animals in the Chinese lunar calendar. It symbolizes prosperity
● The completion of a recovery plan for the Sichuan earthquake areas through fortitude and hard work. It is called “niu” in Chinese and
has been announced by the municipality of Chengdu. The 3-year- sounds similar to the English word "new".
project covers Dujiangyan, Pengzhou, Chongzhou and Dayi, all
severely devastated by the earthquake in May 2008, and requires MRE EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH
almost 260 billion RMB. Sunrain Dou
● Chengdu’s expat community supports the earthquake rebuilding Sunrain joined Maxxelli Real Estate
Chengdu in April 2008. As Customer
their own way: The Panda Hash House Harriers will organize their Service Agent she assists clients in after
“Red Dress Charity Run” on February 15 to support the local charity move-in issues.
“Sichuan Earthquake Relief (SQR)”. More information is available at Her email address is:
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OTHER R E C O M M E N D AT I O N S
The O Gallery - Western Art in Chengdu
For many years, art from China has been exported to
art lovers all over the world, while very little art from
the West has been available in China. O Gallery
owner David Ochoa from Oregon wants to change
that by giving art students and aficionados access to
paintings from world-famous Western artists. Being
well-connected in the international art scene, David
shows paintings from Australia, Peru, Croatia, Korea
and the United States. These paintings are bringing
renewed excitement to the art scene in Chengdu.
O Gallery - Fine Western Art Variety is valued highly at the O Gallery, so the
exhibited art works rotate completely within two to
Ste. 212, Lippo Tower three months. This means art lovers will constantly be
No. 62 Kehua Bei Lu, Chengdu able to wet their appetites with new exhibits. The
Tel: 28 8528 3031 paintings are displayed in a relaxed setting, and
promise a unique experience while visiting.
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