The Chinese Ministry of Health (MOH) will offer new health products to Chinese citizens at the Beijing New Year’s Eve celebrations starting on Jan. 1, with some products including herbal medicines and acupuncture products.
Mojang, one of the world’s largest game developers, will also be participating in the festivities.
Chinese authorities have announced they are planning to allow more than 1 million visitors from the US and Canada to enter China for the Chinese New Years Eve celebrations.MOH spokesman Shen Lijun said the new year will see a marked increase in the number of visitors to the country, as well as the number who want to participate in the Chinese festive celebrations.
“We have to keep in mind that it is the people who have made the big leap forward and are going to have a great time,” Shen said, adding that there will be a large number of tourists from abroad as well.
The Ministry of State Security said in a statement that it will work with the Ministry of Culture to plan and conduct the activities of the events.
A number of foreign governments are also planning to host events in China during the New Year.
The UN Secretary General’s Special Representative on China said that in December the UN would hold an event in Beijing to celebrate the Chinese Communist Party’s 90th anniversary.
More to come.