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Chinese Immigrants In Sunset Park Struck By Tuberculosis Outbreak

At least 15 people in Sunset Park have contracted tuberculosis since June 2013. And health officials warn that young Chinese immigrants in the neighborhood are particularly susceptible to being stricken by the disease. [ more › ]

Study reveals Chinese speakers use more of their brain than English speakers

2 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

A recent study has found that people who speak tonal languages such as Mandarin or Cantonese use both hemispheres of their brain rather than just the left hemisphere, which researchers have long emphasized as being the primary processing center for languages. [ more › ]

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Urbanisation rate increases almost 55% in 2014 & almost half a million Chinese people visited Japan over the lunar New Year period.

Chinese shoppers flock to Japan over Lunar New Year

Almost half a million Chinese people visited Japan over the lunar new year period spending up to 6 billion yuan.

Shanxi villagers ring in Chinese New Year with dog-fighting match

3 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

While many people in China were preparing celebrations for the fifth day of the lunar new year, residents in this Shanxi village were suiting up to watch some dogs fight to the death. [ more › ]

Buddhist temple refuses man’s iPhone 6 donation

It was recently Chinese New Year, and to celebrate, thousands of people flocked to a well-known Buddhist temple in the country’s Guangdong province to make offerings. One Apple super-fan apparently decided to eschew cash donations for something far more valuable, however: his new … Read more ›

To ring in the year of the sheep, more Chinese go abroad

For millennia, Chinese New Year has been a time for family. With government offices, factories and many other businesses closed, people travel — sometimes for days — to teary-eyed reunions over bountiful meals, gifts of red envelopes and colorful fireworks. But this year, many...

Recipe: Vegan sesame spinach noodles for Chinese New Year

Get into the Chinese New Year's spirit with this recipe for vegan sesame spinach noodles. Unlike the greasy Americanized Chinese food that most people are familiar with, this dish is light and healthy. Grab your favorite veggies and get creative. READ MORE

Watch: 78,000 Chinese Crowd Into Temple to Pray for a Pleasant Goat Year

More than 78,000 people squeezed into Beijing's Lama Temple on the first day of the Year of the Goat to burn incense and pray to the Buddha. Money was high on the wish list, but better health, including an improvement in the city's air, came out on top.

Mark Zuckerberg wishes happy Chinese New Year ... in Mandarin

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg impressed quite a few people last year with his Mandarin skills. Now he is showing off again with a message for Chinese New Year.Yes, it's the Year of the Sheep (or possibly Ram or Goat) and the Zuck wants you to enjoy it. The Lunar New Year kicked off on Thursday with a new animal from the Chinese zodiac cycle.

A Map Of The World's Largest Annual Human Migration

In the days and weeks before Chinese New Year, some 700 million people cram onto trains, buses, planes and boats to go home. This mass migration is the largest annual movement of humans in the world, and now it can be tracked by smartphone. More »      

Prince William Praised For Speaking ‘Excellent’ Chinese Following New Year Address In Mandarin

Prince William has impressed many people in China, following his happy New Year address to them in Mandarin, ahead of his royal visit to China in March. The Duke of Cambridge reportedly spoke in a pretty authentic Mandarin accent when...Show More Summary

RAOUL PAL: China's currency peg doesn't make sense for the economy

Business Insider recently asked the smartest people in finance for what they considered to be the "most important charts in the world" right now. Former global macro fund manager Raoul Pal sent us a chart of the Chinese currency as represented by the offshore RMB (inverted). Show More Summary

Thai health ministry incensed over Chinese New Year joss sticks

last weekReligion : FaithWorld

Thailand's health ministry has urged people to stop lighting joss sticks and placing them near ritual offerings of food during Chinese New Year, warning that consuming the food could cause cancer.

Watch: Ban Ki-moon sends New Year greeting to China

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday extended a greeting to Chinese people celebrating the New Year holiday in a combination of Mandarin and English before showing off his impressive calligraphy skills (again). [ more › ]

Maersk Line’s Chinese New Year 2015

 Eastbound Blank Sailings:  The 4713 Chinese New Year (CNY) begins on February 19th, 2015, and will run for 15 days as the people around the world reunite to celebrate the holiday.

This Chinese man can draw a life-like portrait of Vladimir Putin on an egg

Artist Guan Qingsheng from China uses a pencil, knife and a piece of wire to engineer life-like portraits of famous people on chicken eggs. The 62-year-old artist used to work as a designer at a wood production factory and started engraving eggs as a hobby in 2002. Show More Summary

A Map of the World's Largest Annual Human Migration

In the days and weeks before Chinese New Year, some 700 million people—twice the entire population of the U.S.—cram onto trains, buses, planes and boats to go home. This mass migration is the largest annual movement of humans in the world, and now it can be tracked by smartphone. Read more...

The World Gets Ready To Celebrate The Chinese New Year

Primary Media (Credit: jackoroberto) The Year of the Goat is almost here. Wednesday was Chinese New Year's Eve, and millions of people across the world were preparing to kick off 40 days of celebration for the annual Spring Festival....Show More Summary

China Tries to Ax New Year's Fireworks —Over Smog

Setting off fireworks to celebrate Chinese New Year may be a centuries-old tradition, but the country's authorities are urging people to light fewer of them this week as cities fight a losing battle against relentless, toxic air pollution. Dozens of cites in China have outright banned lighting fireworks today and...

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