Phnom Penh (FN), Jan. 28 – On 27 January, Jesse Choi, regional director of Southeast Asia of Sunwah Group, and the chairman of the China Hong Kong & Macau Expatriate & Business Association of Cambodia, hosted the New Year Gala Dinner at Sunwah (Cambodia) headquarter on behalf of Jonathan K.S. Choi, the chairman of Sunwah Group, and all Sunwah colleagues, as well as the China Hong Kong & Macau Expatriate & Business Association of Cambodia, warmly welcome overseas Chinese in Cambodia to spend the Chinese New Year together. Various activities at the gala dinner were splendid, including traditional Chinese cultural dance, lion and dragon dance, Sichuan opera face changing, writing Spring Festival couplets and Tai Chi.

As the convener of this event, Jesse Choi shared in his opening speech: "Jonathan K.S. Choi, the chairman of Sunwah Group, as a member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) of the PRC, as one of the conveners of the World Conference of Chinese Entrepreneurs, the chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong, and as the chairman of the Guangdong-HK-Macau Greater Bay Area Entrepreneurs Union and the co-chairman of Belt and Road Industrial and Commercial Alliance (BRICA), has been responsible for telling Chinese stories and Hong Kong stories for many years, connecting and uniting overseas Chinese around the world, and keeping up with the changing environment of the new generation."Jesse Choi also stressed: "As one of the representatives of the local overseas Chinese leaders, we would like to invite the local Cambodian Chinese and overseas Chinese in Cambodia to celebrate the Lunar New Year and create joint investment in Cambodia."

In Chinese customs, 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, representing liveliness, enterprising, kindness and agility. Although the world economy is still far from bottoming out, we see that ASEAN is showing strong momentum. China, which has a close relationship with Cambodia in economy and trade, has also begun to dispel the shadow of the COVID19 epidemic in the new year, showing a strong recovery. The Spring Festival in Hong Kong and Macao has finally reappeared with joy and prosperity.

The Gala dinner was successfully held, and local overseas Chinese were successfully connected. We united to foster the co-operation to a new level. This event also helps Cambodians to understand the traditional Chinese New Year culture more, and all guests from various backgrounds feel the happiness of Chinese New Year in Cambodia.