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Chinese New Year Franklin Zoo

16 with family reunions, firecrackers, and traditional food as they welcome the Year of the Dog.

Chinese New Year is almost here - and that can only mean lots of wonderful food! Each of the tiny sculpture measure just one millimetre along with its longest edge, looking small even under a powerful magnifying glass that makes the tip of the pencil they are arranged on look big, and the artist's fingernail massive. While carving their four legs and their heads, I often failed, there were more than 10 failed attempts.

The Chinese zodiac calendar cycles through 12 creatures, including a dragon, tiger and monkey. Chen has trained in miniature sculpting since he was 25.

Those born in an earth dog year are communicative, serious and responsible in the workplace. Famous dogs include Bill Clinton, George W Bush and current U.S. President Donald Trump. I also hope that they can bring to peace and security to the Chinese speaking world.

He highlighted that 2018 will be a year of achievements for China-Uganda relations as the construction of the Kampala-Entebbe Expressway and the Isimba Hydropower Station, both jointly-constructed by the two countries, will be completed.

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