Australia: Congratulations from All Circles in Queensland on NTDTV's Chinese New Year Spectacular Performances (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) New Tang Dynasty Television's (NTDTV) 2007 Chinese New Year Spectacular successfully concluded three performances in Queensland, Australia, on March 18, 2007, amid applause and praise. It was the first time that NTDTV's Chinese New Year Spectacular had been held in Queensland. Prior to the arrival of the Divine Performing Arts Troupe to Australia, people from all circles in Queensland extended their greetings and congratulations. The following are some of letters of greetings and congratulations from Queensland.
Queensland Premier: NTDTV has made a valuable contribution to Queensland
Queensland Premier Peter Beattie said in his letter of congratulations:
"I'm delighted to support New Tang Dynasty Television's 2007 Chinese New Year Spectacular, which will usher in the Year of the Pig. Astrologers say people born in this year are chivalrous and gallant, loyal and kindï¿½"qualities we can all aspire to. New Tang Dynasty has come to a long way since it was established in North America in 2002 as a not-for-profit television broadcaster. Its programs today can now be viewed throughout Asia and Australia.
"Its mission fits with the Queensland Government's strong support for multiculturalismï¿½"to foster understanding between Chinese and Western societies and to help overseas Chinese settle here and make a valuable contribution to Queensland. In Australia more than 550,000 of our citizens can trace their origins back to China, making this the fifth largest overseas group in the country. Our society owes much to China, with immigration beginning almost at the same time as European settlement. Our mines, agriculture. and regional towns and cities have benefited enormously.
"Chinese civilization has enriched our culture in so many different ways that today, in Queensland, people of Chinese descent are represented in every facet of Queensland life. They are making an enormous contributions to research and discovery across many fieldsï¿½"medicine, the law and other professions, as well as politics and the arts. New Tang Dynasty Television is a welcome addition to broadcasting and I wish you all the best in the Year of the Pig and the many years to come."
Lord Mayor of Brisbane: "Can I wish all viewers of New Tang Dynasty TV a wonderful, safe, happy and prosperous 2007, the Year of the Pig."
"Good day. It's Campbell Newman, Lord Mayor of Brisbane. Every year at this time, millions of people across Australia enjoy the wonderful festivities of the Chinese New Year. My own family and I love to get out to enjoy the food, the great cultural events, and some of the spectacles of the season.
"This year, particularly, there is a great treat available locally on the 17th and 18th of March in Brisbane and Gold Coastï¿½"the Chinese New Year Spectacular, being put on by New Tang Dynasty TV. This year we celebrate the Year of the Pig. I hope all of you can enjoy the great festive season with family and friends. Can I wish all viewers of New Tang Dynasty TV a wonderful, safe, happy and prosperous 2007, the Year of the Pig."
Gold Coast Mayor: "This evening at Jupiter's Casino on our beautiful Gold Coast, promises to be a colorful and memorable event."
Gold Coast Mayor Ron Clark welcomed everyone in his letter of greeting attending the Chinese New Year Spectacular brought by New Tang Dynasty Television. He said "This evening at Jupiter's Casino on our beautiful Gold Coast promises to be a colorful and memorable event."
He said, "Chinese New Year is a time for all of us to enjoy and appreciate ancient cultural traditions and reflect on the significant contribution that Chinese Australians have made to this great country of ours. Enjoy the spectacular and may the New Year bring happiness, health and prosperity to you all."
Australia Minister for Vocational and Technical Education: "I would also like to congratulate the New Tang Dynasty Television Network for its commitment to providing a celebration of this scale for the worldwide Asian community."
Australian Minister for Vocational and Technical Education Gary Hardgrave said in his greetings: "I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best for the celebration of the arrival of the Year of the Pig or Boar." "It is a significant year for me as I was born in a Pig Year and first elected to the Australian Parliament in a Pig Year." "My wish for you is simple. No matter what obstacles get in the way in the year ahead. I trust you and your family will succeed and find good health and happiness." "I would also like to congratulate the New Tang Dynasty Television Network for its commitment to providing a celebration of this scale for the worldwide Asian community."
Queensland Minister for Health: "I trust you will enjoy the much-celebrated Chinese New Year Spectacular on the New Tang Dynasty Television Network (NTDTV)"
Queensland Minister for Health Stephen Robertson said in his letter of greeting: "I trust you will enjoy the much-celebrated Chinese New Year Spectacular on the New Tang Dynasty Television Network (NTDTV). Chinese New Year festivities are renown around the world for their spectacle and celebration of traditional Chinese culture and arts. In Australia, the Chinese community makes up a rich part of our cultural diversityï¿½"and we are pleased to join with you in celebration. To each and everyone: happy Chinese New Year 2007."
MP: The performance is a showcase of colorful costumes, wonderful music and dancing
Ms. Margaret May, Gold Coast MP and Chairwoman of the Australia-Taiwan Parliamentary Friendship Group, said in her letter of greeting, "The Chinese New Year is more than a Chinese celebration ï¿½"it is an opportunity for those here in Australia to join with others around the world in coming together and welcoming in the Lunar New Year and prosperity and happiness. A warm welcome to the New Tang Dynasty Television Chinese New Year Spectacularï¿½"a world tour performance coming to Australia in March. The performance is a showcase of colorful costumes, wonderful music and dancing."
Chief of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brisbane Mr. Tian Chung-guang: "NTDTV successfully brings profound traditional Chinese culture to the audience around the world"
On behalf of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Brisbane, Australia, he extended Chinese New Year greetings to the NTDTV viewers. He wished everybody a smooth New Year. He said that, in the past three years, NTDTV has successfully presented the global Chinese New Year Galas, bringing profound traditional Chinese culture to viewers around the world. NTDTV has set up a cable network in Taiwan, and he believed that NTDTV would maintain its spirit of candid coverage of news, spreading the progressive situation of Taiwan to the world.
Global Alliance for Democracy and Peace (GADP), Oceania Branch chief, and Brisbane Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee member Dr. Lu Yongchi: "I Wish the Spectacular Success"
"Greetings, viewers of New Tang Dynasty Television. I am the Taiwan Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee member and also chief of the Oceania Branch of the GADP, Lu Yong-chi. In the New Year, I wish everything to go well for everyone in the Year of the Pig. New Tang Dynasty Television's Global Chinese New Year Spectacular will be in Brisbane on March 17. We wish the Spectacular a success.
Brisbane Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee member Chen Chun-long: "Congratulations, I wish happiness and harmony for everybody's family."
"Happy New Year, viewers of New Tang Dynasty Televsion. I am Chen Chun-long, Brisbane Overseas Chinese Affairs Committee member.
"At the beginning of the Year of Golden Pig, I wish everybody a thriving business and good fortune. I wish for everybody's family to be happy and harmonious. I also wish everybody good health, and that everything goes smoothly. Happy Chinese New Year! Thank you, everyone!"
The Taiwan President's Official National Policy adviser and University of Queensland professor Chiu Chui-liang: "I hope that the world's people can live in a free, peaceful and prosperous world."
"Viewers of New Tang Dynasty Television, Happy New Year! My wish is that everything goes smoothly for everybody. In the New Year, we hope that the world's people will be able to live in a free, peaceful ,and prosperous world.