Bangor sees in the Chinese New Year in style

Hundreds of Chinese students have joined Bangor Business School for a spectacular celebration of the Chinese New Year.

Organised in conjunction with the Chinese Student Society, the event saw students and their families come together to celebrate the most important date in the Chinese calendar, which this year marks the Year of the Golden Dragon.

In a true celebration of Chinese culture, guests enjoyed authentic Chinese food, traditional entertainment (including a Mongolian dance) and dressed up in traditional costume. To add to the party atmosphere there were games, performances and a raffle draw with prizes including iPod docks, printers and a laptop.

Opening the event, Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor David Shepherd commented on the connection between the Chinese Golden Dragon and Wales’s own dragon emblem, as well as his hope that 2012 would bring “stronger relationships and collaboration with Bangor University’s Chinese partners, and great success for the students”. Professor Philip Molyneux, Head of the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law, went on to thank the Chinese Students Society for brining China to Wales and congratulated the students for the major commitment they have made in travelling half way around the world to study.

Oscar Wu, President of the Society, added: “we are thankful for the opportunity to be able to join together and celebrate the Chinese New Year as one big family”.

Publication date: 7 February 2012