Youth celebrate holiday online
[ 2007-02-25 14:30 ]
Celebrate Spring Festival
Spring Festival celebrations were given a distinctly high-tech update
by millions of young Internet users in China this week.
"Compared to the traditional way, celebrating Spring Festival on the
Internet is more exciting," said Wei Jianhui, 23, who spent New Year's Eve
chatting with dozens of friends online.
Wei didn't watch the New Year's Day television gala, which attracted an
estimated audience of more than 1 billion people last Sunday evening.
Instead, Wei, who lives in Nan Chang, spent New Year's Eve decorating
his blog with red lanterns and firecrackers.
"When they visit my blog, my friends will see my New Year's greetings,"
Wei said more than 30 of his friends spent New Year's Eve chatting on
Many young people in Nanchang celebrated Chinese New Year in the same
The manager of Jingying Internet Cafe said all of its 300 computers
were occupied on New Year's Eve. Four other Internet cafes in the area
were also full.