Texas: Political Leaders from Both East and West Congratulate Chinese New Year Spectacular (Photos)
(Clearwisdom.net) With the 2008 Chinese New Year Spectacular scheduled to be held in Dallas from January 7 to January 9, political leaders from both East and West sent greeting through letters and videos to recognize the great effort of New Tang Dynasty TV (NTDTV) and to praise Divine Performing Arts for promoting traditional Chinese culture.
Congressman: NTDTV did a great job!
U.S. Congressman Al Green said in his greetings video that NTDTV has done a great job bringing the show to more than sixty cities around the world, including New York, Paris and Berlin.
Congressman Ron Paul said in his letter, "Congratulations on another successful year. I commend NTDTV for efforts to educate its viewing audience on the culture, history and lifestyles of Asian and Western societies.
"It is admirable that NTDTV organizes and sponsors a range of performances, competitions, and outreach programs each year. Most noteworthy, is the Chinese New Year Spectacular. The event unites individuals from various cultures to experience the 5,000-year-old history and civilization of China.
"The Chinese New Year Spectacular promotes traditional Chinese culture in the form of performing arts, fosters an understanding between Chinese and Western cultures and provides an exchange platform for Chinese communities worldwide and those interested in Chinese culture.
"I wish NTDTV much success in the upcoming year, as well as best wishes for a wonderful Chinese New Year Spectacular."
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston Wish Spectacular Great Success
The acting Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, Michael Ger, said in his letter, "On behalf of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, the regional representative office for Taiwan in the southern United States, I would like to congratulate NTDTV on its great success in serving the Mandarin-speaking population throughout the United States with their broadcasts. Meanwhile, I would like to thank NTDTV Chinese New Year Spectacular for including Dallas-Fort Worth in its global tour celebrating the Lunar New Year and the beginning of the Year of the Rat. I believe the audience in Texas will enjoy the show's beautiful choreography and traditional Chinese music.
"I wish the performance a great success and everyone a happy New Year!"
Divine Performing Arts Highly Praised for Spreading Traditional Chinese Culture
U.S. Congressman Nick Lampson of the 22nd District said that each year he looks forward to celebrating the Chinese New Year. He thanked NTDTV for its successful Chinese New Year Spectacular and for spreading Chinese culture and tradition. He wished the audience and the whole Chinese community Happy New Year.
Mayor Ronald Jones of Garland, Texas sent via video his warmest greetings to everyone in the audience and thanked NTDTV and the Divine Performing Arts for this great celebration. He expressed his appreciation for all who were involved in and worked for the show and wished everyone Happy New Year.
Mayor Mike Simpson of Frisco, Texas sent his best wishes to this beautiful celebration and hoped there would be even greater success in the future. He wished everyone a happy and healthy holiday.
Texas State Representative Jim Jackson offered high praise for the Chinese New Year Spectacular. He said in his letter, "I am sending a heartfelt congratulations on your performance of the Chinese New Year Spectacular. This impressive production, showcasing China's classical heritage along with Western artistic customs, proliferates the knowledge and understanding of the magnificent Chinese culture across the world.
"While celebrating the Chinese New Year is considered the most important holiday by most people of East Asian heritage around the world, this extravaganza contributes to pluralism and free flow of information in the Chinese-language media.
"I applaud the NTDTV Chinese New Year Spectacular not only for creating exceptional and grand touring performances, but also for promoting cultural celebration and unity."