The Chinese holiday falls on Feb. 1, a full 12 days earlier than in 2021. Shipping companies also have to factor in long quarantine times for their employees.
The gifts are said to be made in honor of Lunar New Year, but authorities warn it may be a scam.
Families opt for distanced or virtual celebrations amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Limited public festivities continued to take place with health safety precautions in mind. Here’s what celebrating one of the most important holidays in the Chinese culture looks like amid the pandemic. Visit the Business section of Insider for […]
Anti-Asian racism has spiked in recent weeks, but anti-Asian violence has happened for years. I’ve spent my life witnessing and experiencing racism, but I’ve grown to embrace my Chinese heritage. This Lunar New Year, it’s more important than ever to celebrate where I’m from. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
Stocks and oil slumped and gold climbed on Monday as the rapid spread of Wuhan coronavirus spurred traders to seek haven assets. The virus has infected more than 2,700 people, killed 80, and spread to more than a dozen countries including the US, France, and Canada. “The problem is for […]
For 40 days from January 10 to February 18, China celebrates the Lunar New Year Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. China’s government estimates people will take 3 billion trips to celebrate in the largest annual human migration in the world. China is also dealing with an outbreak of the […]
Stocks rallied on Wednesday as investors shrugged off the spread of the deadly coronavirus from China. The first confirmed US case of the SARS-like disease was diagnosed, heightening fears of an outbreak. “There isn’t any case reported in Europe yet but it is only a matter of a time,” one […]
Six people have been killed by a coronavirus that causes pneumonia-like symptoms in Wuhan, China. Authorities have confirmed almost 300 cases of the disease, though some experts say the figure may be higher. The virus can spread from one human to another, authorities also said, despite earlier beliefs that it […]
Global stocks dropped on Tuesday as investors braced for coronavirus to spread as hundreds of millions of people travel across Asia to celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend. Travel, retail, and luxury goods stocks fell sharply on fears that the disease, which has already infected 224 people and killed four, […]
A video of medics in full protective hazmat suits scanning dozens of plane passengers for the symptoms of a mysterious, fatal coronavirus spreading across China is stoking fears of a pandemic. China is desperately trying to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Not much is known about the illness, except […]
China’s box office has broken its single-day record as people flocked to the movies to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the first day of the Year of the Pig. The Chinese box office collected about $US216 million on Tuesday, China’s Lunar New Year’s Day, smashing all other previous single […]
2019 is the Year of the Pig. According to the Chinese zodiac, this year might actually be unlucky for Pig signs. Pigs should expect lots of growth but some challenging moments as well. According to the Chinese zodiac, 2019 is the Year of the Pig. Though this might sound promising […]
The Chinese New Year has arrived and with the Year of the Pig comes the zodiac’s predictions of the months ahead, each centered around the different signs and their personality traits. Sometimes, the best way to begin a new year on the right foot or to ensure self-improvement with the […]
The Chinese Zodiac arranges its 12 signs in four triangles of compatibility. Within these groupings, you’ll find the two signs that correspond best with your own. The rat, the dragon, and the monkey match up well, thanks to their open hearts and natural creativity. The ox, the snake, and the […]
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Lunar New Year has begun! Around the world, about 1.5 billion people – that’s nearly one-fifth of the population – will celebrate two weeks of festivities that begin on Friday for Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year or Spring Festival. In China alone, hundreds of millions of […]
One of China’s elite prisons has become overcrowded with political prisoners in response to President Xi Jinping’s increased crackdown on corruption. News of the prisons at-capacity status came at a particularly important time, as the jail reportedly cancelled its Chinese New Year’s celebrations. China’s president began his anti-corruption graft shortly […]
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