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Chinese cultural performance for Chinese New Year held in Jordan

A series of Chinese cultural shows on Monday kicked off in Jordanian capital Amman to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year which falls next week.

The cultural performance was held by the Chinese embassy in Amman in cooperation with Jordan's Ministry of Culture and the Greater Amman Municipality at the Royal Cultural Center.

Artists dance during a Chinese cultural performance at the Royal Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan, on Feb. 5, 2018. A series of Chinese cultural shows on Monday kicked off in Amman to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year which falls next week. (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

An artist performs puppet dance during a Chinese cultural performance at the Royal Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan, on Feb. 5, 2018. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

An artist dances during a Chinese cultural performance at the Royal Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan, on Feb. 5, 2018.  (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

The shows include folk music, traditional dance, acrobatics, puppet dance and mysterious Sichuan opera "face-changing" performed by artists from Chengdu Tianfu Cultural Troupe.

Addressing the event, Chinese Ambassador to Jordan, Pan Weifang, said China-Jordan ties have witnessed increased cooperation in fields of culture and economy.

Artists dance during a Chinese cultural performance at the Royal Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan, on Feb. 5, 2018. (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

Musicians perform folk music during a Chinese cultural performance at the Royal Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan, on Feb. 5, 2018.  (Xinhua/Lin Xiaowei)

An artist performs Sichuan opera "face-changing" during a Chinese cultural performance at the Royal Cultural Center in Amman, Jordan, on Feb. 5, 2018.  (Xinhua/Mohammad Abu Ghosh)

He added that a Chinese cultural center will open in Jordan this year.