On Sina Weibo, photos taken at 18 was one of the hottest search topics on the last day of 2017. Many netizens also urged celebrities to post their photos.
Members of the '90s generation were born at a time when China was beginning to see significant results from its reform and opening-up policy, which was launched in 1978. They grew up with rapid development in the information era.
A lot of attention is also paid to this generation because its members, most of whom have no siblings, grew up in a better family environment than earlier generations. However, many have argued that this has led to the generation being spoiled.
Celebrating New Year Around the World
Auckland, New Zealand
New Zealand was the first country to welcome 2018 in the world, for its proximity to the International Date Line. There was a giant clock on display on Auckland's Sky Tower, which counted down to the New Year before the sky was lit with a glorious display of fireworks.
Hong Kong, China
In Asia, the most spectacular light shows are usually seen in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo. This year is no exception for Hong Kong. The New Year's countdown started 60 seconds before midnight. Afterwards, the firework show “Shooting Stars” lasted about 10 minutes on the harbour front.
In Dubai, however, the annual countdown fireworks were replaced by a laser show dubbed “Light Up 2018". It was described as a “never before seen spectacle” on the world's tallest tower, the Burj Khalifa.
New York City, USA
The ball drop at the Times Square New Year's Eve Party is probably one of the most well-known New Year's Eve countdowns of the world. And it was one of the coldest ones in history – the temperature dropped below -10 degrees Celsius.