On November 9, 2016 diplomats of the Embassy of Ukraine in China took part in a press conference on "New Year - Beijing" concert program. This year's program includes in particular a "Swan Lake" performance, which will be presented by the troupe of Taras Shevchenko National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet in the House of National People's Congress in Beijing.
During the press conference a high skill of Ukrainian artists, especially in ballet and theater, was stressed. It was also emphasized that the troupe of Taras Shevchenko National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet was the only team to participate for the second consecutive year in the program "New Year - Beijing", presenting the Ukrainian culture in China.
Besides the ballet, a Polish orchestra and traditional Beijing Opera are included in the event’s program.