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China

The Confucius Institute at Heriot-Watt is heavily involved in a new festival celebrating the Chinese New Year.

Edinburgh will be hosting the brand new festival, which takes place from 2 to 17 February – and features unique cross cultural programme to celebrate the Year of the Pig.

A diverse programme of events is taking place and Heriot-Watt is involved in Chinese language courses, film screenings, New Year reception at Edinburgh Zoo and a special Chinese New Year concert at the Royal Botanic Garden.

Professor Ian Baxter, Director of the Scottish Confucius Institute for Business & Communication at Heriot-Watt University said: "We are delighted to be working collaboratively with ETAG to support the tourism sector to become China-ready. This partnership is an important part of our wider activities which build cross-cultural understanding and business links between China and Scotland.

“Chinese New Year Edinburgh demonstrates the University's commitment to practical business impact in the city, and will also bring new learning and engagement opportunities for the public. I’m particularly pleased also that students studying on Heriot-Watt's postgraduate MSc Tourism and Heritage Management will be closely involved in the practical delivery and evaluation of the festival's success."

A full programme is available to view online at www.chinesenewyear.scot and in brochures distributed across the capital in partnership with The List Magazine.