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Chinese New Year

#FredinChina: The Mobile Payment War

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.25.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

The HotTopic of the week is the Chinese New Year, going from the year of the Goat to the year of the Monkey. It's a huge celebration in China. It is the biggest migration of all species on the planet at that particular time of the year.

Transition in the Fierce Year of the Dragon

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 02.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Willy Wilkinson

Chinese New Year was the most important holiday in my family, and has always felt very special to me, so it was fitting that I would announce my transition on the eve of the New Year.

#FredinChina: Alibaba Wins the Chinese New Year

Fred Raillard | Posted 02.23.2016 | Technology
Fred Raillard

This week Alibaba, the Chinese giant e-commerce company, is the brand which has been the most talked about in China. A few years ago Alibaba launched a big e-commerce festival on the 11th of November called 11.11, which is the Chinese equivalent to Black Friday in the US.

Top 3 Restaurants in Vancouver for Chinese New Year

Chris Morrow | Posted 02.10.2016 | Taste
Chris Morrow

Foodie Craig Stowe takes me to three of the best Chinese Restaurants in Vancouver to celebrate Chinese New Year. Lin's for the juicy dumplings, Peaceful for the handmade noodles, and Shanghai for the fish noodles.

Violent Start To Chinese New Year In Hong Kong As Police Clash With Street Vendors

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 02.09.2016 | World

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during angry clashes that erupted when authorities tried to remove illegal ...

Where to 'Monkey' in Manhattan

Sharon Hoge | Posted 02.08.2016 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

Don't be concerned if you can't travel over for the festivities in Beijing or Shanghai which carry on throughout China for around 15 days. From culture to cuisine, there are plenty of options for commemorating the holiday stateside in New York City.

Lunar New Year 2016: Facts, Dates, And Ancient Traditions

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.08.2016 | Religion

Lunar New Year falls on Monday and marks the beginning of the Year of the Monkey. Also called Chinese New Year, or the Spring Festival, the holiday is...

Tiny 'Lion' Celebrates Lunar New Year With Adorably Fierce Dance

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 02.05.2016 | Good News

The Lunar New Year may still be days away but one tiny dog just can't wait. Zipplaw, a 2-year-old Pomeranian from Thailand, has been practicing his tr...

Ask an International Etiquette Expert: Chinese New Year Taboos?

Sharon Schweitzer | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel
Sharon Schweitzer

If you're planning to do business in China this February, it is important to be aware of the customs of Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spri...

10 Asian Dishes to Celebrate Chinese New Year in NYC

Michelle Pruett | Posted 02.03.2016 | Taste
Michelle Pruett

Chinese New Year -- which falls on Monday, February 8th -- is all about honoring friends and family and celebrating with delicious culinary traditions. The holiday is celebrated all across Asia, so usher in the Year of the Monkey with prosperity and good luck (plus a full belly!) with these 10 Asian-inspired dishes from some of NYC's best restaurants.

How to Be With a Loved One With Dementia During the Holidays

Marguerite Manteau-Rao | Posted 11.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Marguerite Manteau-Rao

"I am so sad. I want to see my son." I found her sitting in her wheelchair crying out for her one most beloved person in the whole world. Her son had ...

The 10 Stages of Coming Out to My Conservative Chinese Father

Keay Nigel | Posted 10.20.2016 | Queer Voices
Keay Nigel

For a moment after I finished, I felt this sense of confidence rising inside of me. I presumed that my father was going to say, 'OK, fine,' and then just accept the situation like it was no big deal. But when he finally spoke his mind, I realized that I wasn't ready for what was to come.

I Knew New in the Spring

Lisa Guest | Posted 05.09.2015 | Los Angeles
Lisa Guest

New feelings of bliss can be introduced into the day, unexpected and simple. Life does go in cycles and circles and it shifts as we evolve. I've known about the healing potential of synchronicity and see it now unfolding daily in my life.

Reinventing Ways to Stand Out and Be Remembered

Nancy Michaels | Posted 04.29.2015 | Business
Nancy Michaels

By doing the unexpected, you separate yourself from others and are remembered by prospects, clients and referral sources as being unique. The devil is in the details, people!

Matt Sheehan

'Praying Pig' Goes Viral In China | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

In video footage shot Tuesday, a pig facing a date with the slaughterhouse is shown kneeling directly in front of a local Buddhist temple, as if in an...

Year of the Sheep, Century of the Dragon?

Pepe Escobar | Posted 04.25.2015 | World
Pepe Escobar

The U.S. media has a China fever, which results in typically feverish reports that don't take the pulse of the country or its leader. In the process, so much is missed.

Matt Sheehan

Celebrating Chinese New Year's in China's Uyghur Region | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

URUMQI, China -- Urumqi, the capital of northwest Xinjiang Province, is a city that operates on two clocks. Trains, planes and business hours tend to ...

Matt Sheehan

39 Hours Inside The Biggest Human Migration On Earth | Matt Sheehan | Posted 02.26.2015 | World

Looking across this sea of anxious faces, it’s easy to forget this is a holiday. Knotted brows frame weary eyes in a crowd as deep as a football fie...

The Primordial Alliance of Sheep, Man and Dog: Thoughts on the Year of the Ram

Boria Sax | Posted 04.21.2015 | Science
Boria Sax

The occasion of this article -- the beginning of the Year of the Ram. The placement of the ram in the Chinese zodiac reflects not only the cooperative disposition of domestic sheep, but also the agility, balance and sagacity of wild ones.

Chinese New Year: Top 10 Goat-tastic Places Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 04.21.2015 | Travel

The Goat is the eighth sign of the 12-year cycle of animals that appear in the Chinese zodiac. Associated with the eighth Earthly Branch symbol, those born in the Year of the Goat are considered to be intelligent, creative, dependable and calm.

The Year of the Wood Sheep

Debra Duneier | Posted 04.20.2015 | HuffPost Home
Debra Duneier

In 2014, the Year of the Horse, the Wood energy galloped in. It took our breath away with its speed and force. Whether it was blessings or loss, we experienced it fast and furiously. On February 19th the energy of another Wood Year is arriving.

Chinese Year of the Sheep: Rituals for a Fresh Start!

Barbara Biziou | Posted 04.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

February 18 is the beginning of the Chinese Lunar New Year and time for all of us to clear out any obstacles and open to a fresh start. Here are five of my favorite rituals you can do to make the most of this time

Chinese New Year-Themed Wedding

Carmen Feliciano | Posted 02.17.2015 | Weddings
Carmen Feliciano

Getting married around Chinese New Year? Want to have a great Chinese-themed Wedding? Here are our top 3 tips: 1. Be bold and don't hesitate to use ...

What Fortune Cookies Might Sound Like if They Were actually Chinese: A New Year's Love Story

The New York Public Library | Posted 04.15.2015 | New York
The New York Public Library

Thursday is the start of the Year of the Goat, and Chinatown streets worldwide will fill with dragon dances, red lanterns and firecrackers. Those are all authentic Chinese inventions, though a newer, overseas addition to the party is not: fortune cookies.

Delicious Asian Cuisine in NYC for Valentine's Day, Lunar New Year, and Just Because You're Hungry

Tony Sachs | Posted 04.11.2015 | Taste
Tony Sachs

There are certain days when it behooves you to go out of your way to eat Asian.