PHOTOS: China Rings in 2019 with New Year Celebrations

By Ryan Gandolfo, January 3, 2019

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People all around China waved ‘zai jian’ to 2018 and ‘ni hao’ to 2019 on Monday night. Below, we share some of our favorite pictures from New Year’s celebrations across the Middle Kingdom.

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President Xi Jinping gives his annual New Years speech. Image via @Chinaxinhuanews/Instagram

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Xi’an New Year’s Eve mania. Image via @吃喝玩乐浪西安/Weibo

sanya-NYE-1.jpgSanya rang in 2019 with performances by Tiesto, Afrojack and other top DJs at the ISY Music Festival. Image via @琪琪Alina/Weibo

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ISY Music Festival in Sanya. Image via @萌妹儿Abby/Weibo

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Some light swimming to kick off 2019. Image via @Chinaxinhunews/Instagram

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Children in Anhui province prepare their pig figurines for 2019’s Chinese New Year. Image via China Daily

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Nothing like some NYE hotpot! Image via @金温江/Weibo

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Celebrating the New Year in style. Image via @Chinaxinhuanews/Instagram

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Three generations celebrate the arrival of 2019. Image via @CCTV/Twitter

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Greeting 2019 from the ‘Roof of the World,’ Lhasa. Image via @CCTV/Twitter

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Fireworks and selfie sticks in Hong Kong. Image via @隔壁阿糖/Weibo

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A ‘few’ people on The Bund for New Year’s Eve. Image via @广闻博见V/Weibo

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Suzhou Center NYE countdown. Image via @啷味仙儿/Weibo

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Over 2,000 snowmen were made to welcome 2019 along Harbin's Songhua River. Image via @PDDaily/Twitter

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Snowmen on Harbin's Songhua River. Image via @China Xinhua News/Twitter

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Happy New Year to you, Guangzhou! Image via @仙女凯妹/Weibo

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Beijing Academy of Science celebrating the end of 2018. Image via @TuTu-photo/Weibo

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National flag raising ceremony at Tian’anmen Squre in Beijing on January 1, 2019. Image via @CCTV/Twitter

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Farewell 2018, you will not be soon forgotten. Image via @下城发布/Weibo

To reminisce about the year that was 2018, check out our China’s Year in Review series.

[Cover image via @CCTV/Twitter]

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