Chinese New Year: The big beast of politics


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The Independent Online

There was optimism from the Mayor of London as he celebrated Chinese New Year in Trafalgar Square yesterday.

Against a backdrop of firecrackers, elaborate dragon costumes and deafening percussion, Boris Johnson said: "The point of this kind of event is to celebrate the Chinese New Year but also to intensify those links between London and China ... I think it shows the way the world economy is going."