three ox spirit
Following the end of the Spring Festival holiday, people returned to work and their normal daily routine, marking the beginning of the aspirational (令人鼓舞的) Year of the Ox. The new year will be defined by the “three ox spirit”, a term that first appeared in President Xi Jinping’s speech at a New Year’s gathering last December. The ox is a symbol of diligence (勤劳), progress and strength. On Feb 18, the first working day of the new year, Hua Chunying, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, tweeted to encourage people with the “three ox spirit”.