Internet tycoon Jack Ma has said his employees will not receive traditional Chinese New Year gifts because 2014 had not been "exceptional" for the company, despite its world-beating IPO listing on Wall Street.
Former winners Arjun Atwal, Jyoti Randhawa and Anirban Lahiri will lead the host country's challenge in the 51st Hero Indian Open which will also see Chinese star Liang Wen-chong returning to the event for the first time since his memorable victory in the 2008 edition.
With just a few days to go before the Chinese New Year, which people celebrate with an abundance of food and merrymaking, China's government has launched a campaign to prevent virus infections caused by eating "strange food" such as rats, snakes and bats.
Nine-time NBA All-Star Gary Payton launched the festivities and the inaugural NBA Chinese New Year Celebration Season of 'Giving initiative in China' with a basketball clinic for underprivileged students in southeast China's Fujian Province.
China is in the midst of a baby boom this year, the year of the horse, and pregnant women are rushing for caesarean operations to avoid the prospects of giving birth to a child in the upcoming year of sheep, regarded as the most inauspicious for child birth.
Almost two months after he dashed to Beijing following the disappearance of his son`s flight, Yan Jiacheng finally left a hotel he shared with other desperate Chinese relatives, still clinging to the hope that he could be alive.