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. […]
The 43-year-old restaurant Jing Fong has lost 80% of its revenue during the pandemic, so its dim sum chefs are getting creative.
On Thursday, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention advised against travelling for Thanksgiving. But millions of Americans still plan to see relatives and host large, multi-household gatherings. Ahead of the Lunar New Year, Chinese authorities banned large gatherings and put hotspots in lockdown, which experts say reduced coronavirus spread. […]
The coronavirus pandemic has caused a health scare throughout the world, hitting the global stock market in the process. Luxury stocks have been hit hard. From January 17 to March 11, the MSCI Europe Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods Index fell 23%, seeing $US152 billion in market value erased. On […]
Today is the first day back at work for many people after an extended Lunar New Year holiday in China. Authorities extended the holiday period, which was initially set to end January 30, in an attempt to limit the spread of the deadly coronavirus, according to the South China Morning […]
About 5 million people left Wuhan, China, before the lockdown last week, the city’s mayor said Sunday. As of Monday, 81 people have died from Wuhan coronavirus, and more than 2,700 cases have been reported in mainland China. The virus has spread to 13 countries as well, with five confirmed […]
The novel coronavirus outbreak has affected one of the most important cultural holidays in the Chinese culture: Lunar New Year. After unprecedented quarantines were imposed throughout the country, people are prevented from travelling to see their families during the holiday. Here are photos comparing last year’s celebration – complete with […]
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 […]
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 […]
New Year’s traditions look different depending on where you are and what religion and customs you follow. We looked at five New Year’s celebrations around the world – from the Chinese Lunar New Year to the Hindu lunar festival Diwali – to see how people around the world reflect on […]
US futures were edging lower Wednesday morning. Traders had little to digest in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address and were awaiting new comments from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell. European markets fell after weak earnings from BNP Paribas and Daimler. UK purchasing managers’ index data was poor, […]
Google dropped 2.6% in premarket trading after reporting a surprise jump in costs, representing a $US21 billion drop in market cap. Facebook, Amazon and Netflix also fell in premarket trading. US futures are higher on Tuesday as investors await Trump’s State of the Union address. European markets are edging higher […]
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 […]
Chinese New Year takes place on February 5 this year. In honour of the Lunar New Year, here’s an explanation of the Chinese zodiac, and what it means for you. The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle, with an animal representing each year. Chinese zodiacs are determined by […]
It was the largest clash since pro-democracy protests in 2014.
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50,000 travellers huddled together as they spent the night at the station.