London's Chinatown celebrates
An estimated 200,000 people turned out for the Year-of-the-Dog celebrations organized by the London Chinatown Chinese Association. This is a much bigger turnout than last year, when 80,000 people watched the parade and other Chinese entertainments. The event is now reckoned to be the largest outside China. For photos visit BBC News by clicking the title link.
This year's parade helped launch China in London 2006, a season of more than 100 events celebrating Chinese culture and historical links between London and China, which runs until the end of March. Its biggest event is China: The Three Emperors, 1662-1795, which continues at the Royal Academy of Arts until 17 April 2006. (See Coxsoft Art's London Page.)