— Edited by Barrie: “The British and French armies threatened to burn down the Imperial Palace, the Qing government was forced to pay with free trade ports, 300,000 kilograms of silver and the Kowloon district north of Hong Kong was taken. Since then, China’s resources flow out freely through these ports. In the subsequent amendment to the treaty, Chinese people were sold unwillingly to serve as slave labour all over the world for making roads, mining and plantation. ”
2020 will be remembered for many things, but perhaps it will be remembered best as the year China triumphed over the most terrible adversities and led the world into a bright new decade of hope!
As with many festivals worldwide, food plays an important role in Spring Festival. Eating ‘auspicious food’ and lucky dishes. Especially on Chinese New Year Eve,
a family feast is considered to be the most important meal of the year!