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Lantern Festival: Traditions for the End of China’s Holiday Season
By Ally Wang This year, the Chinese lunar new year fell on Feb. 1 — day 1 of the 1st lunar month (正月初一) according to the traditional calendar. Fifteen days later marks the Lantern Festival,...
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Ordinary North Koreans Steal Feces for Fertilizer While Officials Import Chinese New Year Luxuries
In both North and South Korea, the lunar new year, known as Seollal, is supposed to be a time of celebration and feasting. As with their Chinese neighbors, Koreans welcomed the Year of the Tiger...
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As US-China Tensions Simmer, State Department Offers Lunar New Year Greetings
According to the lunar calendar, 2022 is the Year of the Tiger, and Jan. 31 is Lunar New Year’s Eve.  U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the Chinese New Year celebratory greetings on Feb....
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China ‘Purifying’ Internet Content Ahead of Winter Olympics, Lunar New Year
On Jan. 25, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) announced a crackdown on “illegal” online content ahead of the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics and one of the country’s most important annual holidays, the Lunar New...
Yuzhou: Second Chinese City Forced Into Total Lockdown Amid Government’s Zero-COVID Policy
After just three asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 were detected, Chinese authorities have placed the city of Yuzhou, home to roughly 1.1 million people, into a citywide lockdown.  Residents woke up on Jan. 4 to see...
US Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping toast during a State Luncheon for China hosted by US Secretary of State John Kerry on September 25, 2015 at the Department of State in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/PAUL J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP via Getty Images)
Joe Biden and Xi Jinping Talk US-China Relations in Phone Conversation
President Joe Biden spoke with President Xi Jinping on Feb.10, issuing greetings and well wishes for the Chinese Lunar New Year. The conversation lasted two hours and touched on areas of disagreement such as Hong...
Chinese vaccination treatments under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have been criticized by Chinese citizens, catching the attention of foreigners abroad.
US-China Struggle to Control Pandemic Narrative Continues Amidst Vaccinations
Vaccinations under the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have been criticized by Chinese citizens, catching the attention of foreigners abroad. The effort to portray a positive narrative to the rest of the world while trying to...
This photo taken on March 18, 2020 shows a resident reacting as members of a medical assistance team from Yunnan province depart after helping with the COVID-19 coronavirus recovery effort in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province. (Image: STR/AFP via Getty Images)
Wuhan Medics Knew About Coronavirus Deaths in 2019
Wuhan medics, in the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the initial days of the pandemic, knew about deaths caused by the virus as early as December 2019, according to a documentary by ITV...
A new wave of coronavirus infections is spreading quickly through communist China according to reports from the Chinese media.
CCP Virus Second Wave Rapidly Spreads Across Communist China
A CCP virus second wave is spreading quickly through communist China according to reports from the Chinese media. State-backed Global Times said that two cases of infection reported in Jinzhong in Shanxi Province came from...
In late December, Beijing went into ‘emergency response mode’ after a sudden spike in coronavirus infections.
China Tightens Travel Restrictions to Beijing as CCP Virus Spreads
In late December, Beijing went into "emergency response mode" after a sudden spike in COVID-19 infections. Travel restrictions to Beijing have tightened and restrictions have been also increased in the city with regard to temperature...
Chinese New Year: A Celebration of Divinity
Following the traditional lunar calendar of East Asia, the Chinese New Year falls on Feb. 5 this year. Its zodiac animal is the Pig and the year’s position in the 60-year cycle is jihai (己亥)....