EXTRA TIME: Gervinho celebrates 2018 Chinese New Year

Peter Castro
February 18, 2018

Needless to say, given the long, negative history of blackface in the West as a means to stereotype, mock and dehumanize people of African heritage, this sketch surely was a setback in the Chinese communist party's attempt to woo the support of African nations and their people. Each year different animal is associated with the calendar and 2018 is the Year of the Dog, as it is the most loyal animal.

"Lunar New Year is a unifying celebration of our multiculturalism", Ms Berejiklian said in a statement.

"Lunar New Year is a unifying celebration of our multiculturalism", Ms Berejiklian said in a statement. They're also paired with one of five elements: wood, fire, earth, water and metal. This year, the number travelling to welcome the Year of the Dog will be approximately 385 million, marking a 12 percent rise on 2017 according to China News.

Here's a look at this year's celebrations around the world.

Hebei China Fortune forward Gervinho has celebrated the 2018 Chinese New Year.

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"Councilmember David Ryu.to host this year's Lunar New Year celebration", said Councilman Gil Cedillo.

Kunming, in south China's Yunnan province, celebrated with a regional tradition of splashing hot molten iron in the air as young entertainers performed a dragon dance, with fireworks exploding out of the puppet as it marched.

"This is a very positive development, as only 193,000 visas were issued for the same period a year ago", he told reporters after a lion dance performance at Merdeka Square here today.

A vendor prepares a grilled pig for sale along a street during Chinese Lunar New Year, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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