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, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese naval fleet arrived on Wednesday at Dar es Salaam port for a four-day friendly visit to Tanzania.
A welcome ceremony was held at the port with the participation of more than 350 Chinese working and living in Tanzania.
Representatives of the Tanzania People's Defense Forces (TPDF) also attended the ceremony.
The Chinese fleet comprises destroyer Changchun, guided-missile frigate Jingzhou and supply vessel Chaohu.
Lu Youqing, the Chinese Ambassador to Tanzania, speaking at a ceremony to receive the ship, praised the Tanzanian government and the TPDF for efforts made in strengthening ties between the two countries.
"Tanzania has been a longtime friend of China since the time of Tanzania's first President Julius Nyerere," said Lu.
Various activities including cultural and sports competition will be held between naval forces of the two countries during the visit.
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More than 100 fans of Wang Junkai celebrate the singer's birthday in front of a building with a giant screen showing pictures of him in Chongqing Agustin Marchesin Copa Mundial Camiseta
, Wang's hometown. Photo: IC Subway trains in Chongqing are covered with posters of Wang Junkai on his birthday. Photo: IC
On September 21, if you happened to be passing by New York's iconic Times Square, you could not help but learn that it was the birthday of Chinese teenager Wang Junkai, as more than 10 huge screens celebrated him getting one year older.
Wang Junkai, a member of boy band TFBoys, has over 18 million mostly female followers on Sina Weibo.
Having a fan kingdom about the same size as the population of the Netherlands Alejandro Gomez Copa Mundial Camiseta
, Wang was probably the world's most praised boy that day. He received more than just a birthday party, but also countless presents way beyond expectation.
Presents worth millions
In today's China, a 17-year-old boy usually celebrates his birthday with family members or some good buddies. Spending a few hundred RMB on a fancy dinner with a big cake, followed by karaoke until late in the night is common.
But Wang Junkai had millions of yuan spent on him by his loyal fans, with some claiming that the overall expenditure on the celebrations may have topped 50 million yuan ($7.49 million).
Though denying more extreme claims about the expenditure, Wang's fans have remained close-mouthed about the amount of money they have donated to the cause of celebration.
Xie Mei (pseudonym) Paulo Dybala Copa Mundial Camiseta
, a 29-year-old fan of Wang, speaking to the Global Times four days after Wang's birthday, said that 33 celebration events were held. She was not willing to even speculate about the cost, but did admit that it was very expensive and the cost of public screens and billboards made up most of the spending.
Based on the goal of "letting the world know Wang Junkai's birthday," Wang's fans prepared a series of celebrations of various kinds.
Xie Mei sent a list to the Global Times detailing some of the celebratory events including but not limited to 11 LED screens playing videos of Wang in Times Square, six in Tokyo Giovani Lo Celso Copa Mundial Camiseta
, 32 along expressways in Paris, 533 televisions along the subway in Taipei, 42 digital billboards in Changsha airport, a light show in the Olympic Water Cube in Beijing and many billboards in cities like Seoul, Melbourne and Reykjavik.
They booked a deluxe suite with the room number 9210 (his date of birth) on the cruise ship Super Star Virgo heading from China to Japan. Also, they advertised on Chongqing's Light Rail Line 3 and the No.7737 and No.273 buses in Seoul.
His fans even rented a helicopter Ever Banega Copa Mundial Camiseta
, decorated with posters and stickers, and had it hover over Changsha, Central China's Hunan Province, where Wang stayed on his birthday.
"It was unprecedented," Xie Mei said to the Global Times.
Apart from putting advertisements on transport, giant digital screens and billboards Eduardo Salvio Copa Mundial Camiseta
, Wang's fans bought advertisement spots on Youtube and Icelandic online newspaper Morgunbladid.
"Junkai has mentioned Iceland many times in his interviews, saying that he really wants to visit this country but has been too busy to go, so we simply want to make a carnival celebration of his birthday in his dream place," Xie Mei explained to the Global Times.
Fan economy rocketing
It used to be the case that putting up a poster on a bedroom wall, collecting albums, writing fan mail and going to concerts were all a fan could do to show their passion.
It would have been quite impossible for Chinese pop fanatics to celebrate an idol in this fashion just a few years ago.
But China's swift economic growth has made such miracles possible.
The International Monetary Fund rated China as the number one economic power in the world Nicolas Otamendi Copa Mundial Camiseta
, surpassing the United States in terms of purchasing power parity-adjusted GDP terms, the Huffington Post reported in 2015.
"In this birthday supporting events, the funding comes from every fan club, we didn't raise money. And those who are able to operate a fan club are mostly people with well-paid jobs," Xie Mei said to Global Times.
Other fans also said on Zhihu, a Chinese question and answer site Diego Perotti Copa Mundial Camiseta
, that they don't mind that people don't understand their ambitions, but they want to let producers and investors know the size of the fan economy that Wang Junkai can generate.
But Xie Mei said, "Money is not the most important part, all these celebration events are just meant to show our . Cheap Bears Jerseys Cheap Vikings Jerseys Cheap Titans Jerseys Cheap Steelers Jerseys Cheap Seahawks Jerseys Cheap Washington Redskin Jerseys Wholesale Rams Jerseys Wholesale Raiders Jerseys Wholesale Patriots Jerseys Wholesale New York Jets Jerseys