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Lunar New Year

China expects to see heavy air pollution during Lunar New Year

  Some regions of China could suffer heavy pollution because of fireworks and unfavourable weather conditions during Lunar New Year celebrations, despite a ban on firecrackers in more than 400 cities, the Ministry of Environmental Protection warned.

Feb 14, 2018, 12:47 PM IST

Gold price dip perks up demand ahead of festive, wedding seasons

India's gold imports in January dropped 37% from a year earlier to their lowest in 17 months as buyers postponed purchases in expectation of a cut in the import tax.

Feb 09, 2018, 15:55 PM IST

Thailand expects 300,000 tourists from China during Lunar New Year

Thailand`s tourism body expects 300,000 visitors from China during the Lunar New Year holidays, a nearly 18 percent rise from a year ago. 

Feb 05, 2018, 16:54 PM IST

Donald Trump seeks constructive ties with China

China and the US should work towards building constructive relations.

Feb 09, 2017, 12:38 PM IST

Donald Trump granddaughter's singing clip goes viral in China – Watch here

The clip posted by Ivanka shows the five-year-old singing best wishes for the holiday while playing with a traditional Chinese puppet.

Feb 03, 2017, 11:45 AM IST

Engulfed in fog, Beijing welcomes ''Year of the Rooster''

The Chinese Lunar New Year starts a seven-day holiday period for most of the country`s citizens, also referred to as the Spring Festival.

Jan 28, 2017, 12:59 PM IST

Taiwan developer arrested after deadly quake fells building

The quake struck at about 4 a.m. on Saturday (2000 GMT Friday) at the beginning of the Lunar New Year holiday.

Feb 09, 2016, 14:43 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi greets China, Korea, Mongolia, Vietnam on lunar new year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the people of China, Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam on their lunar new year.

Feb 09, 2016, 00:25 AM IST

Woman among two survivors rescued alive from rubble of Taiwan quake

A woman was pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan on Monday and another man has been found alive trapped inside more than 48 hours after a deadly earthquake struck, officials said.

Feb 08, 2016, 09:49 AM IST

This Chinese woman flew solo on a flight and became 'world's luckiest passenger' - find out how

Zhang travelled solo on a China Southern flight from Wuhan to Guangzhou on Monday.

Feb 03, 2016, 21:57 PM IST

New Year glow for China`s `lantern capital`

Carefully steadying the gleaming red lantern between her knees, a worker applied the Chinese character for "wealth" in golden glitter -- one of the millions that will illuminate the forthcoming Lunar New Year.

Jan 25, 2016, 11:38 AM IST

Hong Kong mulls restrictions on Chinese tourists

Hong Kong`s leader said Tuesday that the government is looking to restrict the number of Chinese tourists entering the city, following a public backlash over the influx of mainland visitors.

Feb 24, 2015, 20:31 PM IST

Mainland Chinese visits to Hong Kong drop amid tensions

 The number of mainland Chinese visitors to Hong Kong during the Lunar New Year holidays fell for the first time in about 20 years as they have felt increasingly unwelcome amid political unrest in the city.

Feb 24, 2015, 10:56 AM IST

China's PLA permits NCOs to invite families to halt divorces

In a bid to address growing divorce rate among the world's largest military due to long-separation from families, China's PLA has allowed for the first time non-commissioned officers (NCOs) to invite their families to stay in the military camps during Lunar New Year.

Feb 22, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

China toughens controls on illegal guns and explosives - Xinhua

China`s police are cracking down on illegal guns and explosives ahead of the Lunar New Year festival and the annual session of parliament, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

Jan 20, 2015, 06:50 AM IST

South Korea urges North Korea to respond to talks offer

South Korea on Wednesday urged North Korea once again to respond to its dialogue offer, media reported.

Jan 14, 2015, 13:49 PM IST

China horses fight in Lunar New Year battles

Hooves clash in mid-air, a stallion bites his opponent while delighted spectators cheer wildly -- in southern China some saw in the Year of the Horse by watching the animals fight.

Feb 03, 2014, 13:37 PM IST

John Kerry greets all on Lunar New Year

US Secretary of State John Kerry expressed his "heartfelt wishes" for the good health and prosperity of all those celebrating the Lunar New Year.

Feb 01, 2014, 02:56 AM IST

China`s lonely parents tell of loss of only children as family holiday nears

Chinese travel far and wide to join their families for the Lunar New Year holiday, but for 60-year-old Xie, whose only child died seven years ago, China`s biggest holiday is a reminder that she faces old age with little in the way of financial support.

Dec 27, 2013, 15:47 PM IST

Chinese give `Year of the Snake` a colourful welcome

US President Barack Obama on Saturday greeted Chinese people on the eve of their Lunar New Year.

Feb 09, 2013, 21:26 PM IST