Australia China News Roundup Chinese New Year Edition

Celebrations are well under-way for Chinese New Year. Gong Xi Fa Cai! SBS has a comprehensive list of events in Australia. Adelaides big day is today, the 28th January with Moonta Street the focus of attention. View a great video of celebrations in Beijing and images from the BBC. The dragon year brings with it forecasts of wealth and prosperity. The Business Review says there will be a much-needed economic boost to the retail sector, particularly in the luxury goods department. The Australian reports a record number of Visas to Chinese visitors. Tourism Minister Martin Ferguson said the growth of tourists from China had been 20 per cent a year for the past two years. Chinese tennis superstar Li Na is reportedly responsible for a huge rise in ticket sales to the Australian Open. Locally, PremierJay Weatherallsaid China remained important to the states economic future but the rest of Asia

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