"2017 New Year Chinese Opera Gala" , sponsored by the Propaganda Department and the Ministry of Culture and organized by the National Academy of Chinese Theater Arts, was grandly held at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on Dec.30, 2016. Furthermore, President Xi Jinping, and other Communist Party and state leaders including Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wangqishan, Zhang Gaoli watched the performance with nearly one thousand spectators to welcome the new year.
The National Centre for the Performing Arts
At the Gala
As the last item on the program, 《New Long March is on the Way》, with the brilliant Shaolin Kungfu performed by Shaolin Warrior Monks in it, astonished all the viewers, which would be broadcast on CCTV1, CCTV2, CCTV4, CCTV11 and other channels at 8:00p.m.on Jan.1, 2016.
Shaolin Warrior Monks wait for the performance at the dressing room.
A group photo of Shaolin Warrior Monks and TV directors
The whole gala demonstrated that all the Chinese people are closely united in the surroundings of the party and central government with Comrade Xi Jinping at the core of its Central Committee, which also shows the unflinching belief of Chinese people in making unremitting efforts to realize the great rejuvenation of the Chinese Nation and the Chinese Dream.(Editor: Lay Buddhist Yanxiang)