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Chinese New Year: Traditional Chinese holiday
Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is commonly referred to as the Spring Festival in China as the spring season in the lunisolar calendar traditionally starts with lichun, the first of the twenty-four solar terms which the festival celebrates around the time of. Marking the end of winter and the beginning of the spring season, observances traditionally take place from New Year’s Eve, the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year was on Saturday, 25 January, which initiated the Year of the Rat.

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Vietnam says monitoring over 5,000 Chinese workers for coronavirus

Vietnam is monitoring more than 5,000 workers who returned to the Southeast Asian country after the Lunar New Year holiday for signs of coronavirus, state media reported on Friday.
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Honda to restart vehicle production in China on February 17 at the earliest

Honda Motor Co said on Tuesday it aims to restart vehicle and component production at most of its Chinese plants from Feb. 17, following the extended Lunar New Year holiday due to the coronavirus..
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Videos for Chinese New Year


S&P 500, Nasdaq reach record closing highs [Video]S&P 500, Nasdaq reach record closing highs

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed at record highs on Monday as Chinese workers and factories slowly returned to business following a Lunar New Year holiday that was protracted by the deadly coronavirus..

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China returns to work as virus hits daily record [Video]China returns to work as virus hits daily record

Some Chinese goverment restrictions imposed because of the Coronavirus outbreak are eased, as local residents begin to return to work. Adam Reed reports.

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China Workers Cautiously Return To Work [Video]China Workers Cautiously Return To Work

With the Lunar New Year celebrations concluded, workers began trickling back to offices and factories around China on Monday. The Chinese government has loosened some restrictions on work and travel in..

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Coronavirus death toll passes SARS [Video]Coronavirus death toll passes SARS

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has surpassed the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, data from Chinese authorities showed, as millions of Chinese prepare to go back to work. Emer McCarthy reports.

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American Dies Of Coronavirus In China [Video]American Dies Of Coronavirus In China

BEIJING (Reuters) - A 60-year-old American has died of the new coronavirus, the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the illness, U.S. officials said, as millions of Chinese began returning home after..

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First American Dies Of Coronavirus In China [Video]First American Dies Of Coronavirus In China

Reuters reports that a 60-year-old American man died of the new coronavirus. This is the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the virus. U.S. officials point to the fact that millions of Chinese people..

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Ghost city: Follow our commute through empty Beijing [Video]Ghost city: Follow our commute through empty Beijing

Reuters Greater China Chief Producer Mark Chisholm has spent 10 days commuting through a "ghost city" to work amid an extension of the Lunar New Year holidays due to the coronavirus outbreak. Francesca..

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China accuses U.S. of whipping up 'panic' over new virus [Video]China accuses U.S. of whipping up 'panic' over new virus

China on Monday accused the United States of whipping up panic over the fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations, as Chinese stocks closed down almost 8% on the first day..

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Chinese shares plunge as investors cut risks over virus outbreak [Video]Chinese shares plunge as investors cut risks over virus outbreak

Chinese stock markets opened after Lunar New Year holidays that were extended due to the spread of the coronavirus.

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The first coronavirus death outside China's borders [Video]The first coronavirus death outside China's borders

China will seek to boost its economy on Monday as it battles the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, and in the Philippines the first death from the virus outside China is reported. David Doyle..

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U.S. stocks slump on coronavirus fears, weaker GDP [Video]U.S. stocks slump on coronavirus fears, weaker GDP

U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday, as the coronavirus epidemic fanned fears of a further hit to China's economy, while a mixed batch of earnings from technology firms also weighed on sentiment...

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'We are in history right now': Daughter of project manager of new Wuhan hospital [Video]'We are in history right now': Daughter of project manager of new Wuhan hospital

Felicity Feng, a Canadian visiting her parents in Wuhan, said on Wednesday she was worried about her father, one of the project managers tasked with the construction of one of the hospitals that will..

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Wall Street slides on China virus fears [Video]Wall Street slides on China virus fears

U.S. stocks fell more than 1% on Monday as investors worried about the economic fallout of the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak in China that has prompted the country to extend the Lunar New Year..

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China coronavirus death toll climbs to 81 [Video]China coronavirus death toll climbs to 81

China's new coronavirus claims more lives in China, as global efforts continue to contain the outbreak. Schools in China and Hong Kong have been delayed to try to contain the virus, while China's..

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China coronavirus death toll climbs to 80 [Video]China coronavirus death toll climbs to 80

China's new coronavirus claims more lives in China, as global efforts continue to contain the outbreak. Schools in China and Hong Kong have been delayed to try to contain the virus, while China's..

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China's President Says Country Faces 'Grave Situation' [Video]China's President Says Country Faces 'Grave Situation'

President Xi Jinping said China faces a “grave situation” with the coronavirus outbreak. According to Reuters, the death toll jumped to 42 during the Lunar New Year celebrations. Hong Kong declared..

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London celebrates Chinese New Year in spite of coronavirus fears [Video]London celebrates Chinese New Year in spite of coronavirus fears

Chinese New Year celebrations took place in central London this afternoon, despite growing fears about the coronavirus. Many people welcomed the Year of the Rat in the biggest celebration for the lunar..

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Watch: Chinese New Year is celebrated at the Eiffel Tower [Video]Watch: Chinese New Year is celebrated at the Eiffel Tower

Performances took place in Paris on Saturday. View on euronews

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Dozens killed, 1,300 infected as China tries to prevent pandemic [Video]Dozens killed, 1,300 infected as China tries to prevent pandemic

The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak jumped as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start on Saturday, with Hong Kong declaring a virus emergency. Emer McCarthy reports.

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North Korea celebrates Lunar New Year with tributes to its leaders [Video]North Korea celebrates Lunar New Year with tributes to its leaders

North Korea joined in Lunar New Year celebrations on Saturday, beginning with a traditional show of loyalty for the country's former leaders. View on euronews

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China's Hubei: 'Epicentre' of coronavirus [Video]China's Hubei: 'Epicentre' of coronavirus

Hubei province is facing a severe medical situation, according to an official there, as outbreak casts shadow over Chinese Lunar New Year.

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Shanghai Disney Shuts To Prevent Spread Of Virus [Video]Shanghai Disney Shuts To Prevent Spread Of Virus

Walt Disney Co’s Shanghai Disney Resort will be closed from Saturday. The closure is designed to help prevent the spread of a flu-like virus that broke out in the Chinese city Wuhan. According to..

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Boris Johnson celebrates Chinese New Year at Number 10 [Video]Boris Johnson celebrates Chinese New Year at Number 10

Boris Johnson participated in a lion-awakening ritual by "painting" the eyes of Chinese lion performers outside Number 10 as part of Chinese New Year celebrations. Report by Czubalam. Like us on..

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Checkpoints and long queues as Wuhan goes into lockdown [Video]Checkpoints and long queues as Wuhan goes into lockdown

Travel in and out of the city of 11 million people has been tightly controlled since Wednesday to keep the virus from spreading.

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China locks down 10 cities as coronavirus death toll rises [Video]China locks down 10 cities as coronavirus death toll rises

China has expanded lockdowns to at least 10 cities in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak. On the eve of the Lunar New Year transportation has been shut down in at least 10 cities with a total of..

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Coronavirus cases outside China 'could be spark' for bigger fire, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronvirus cases which had no history of travel to China could be "the spark that becomes a bigger fire" as people across China trickled..
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Coronavirus cases may be 'tip of the iceberg' outside China: WHO

People across China trickled back work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as the government eased restrictions imposed to counter the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization..
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Nearly 100 more die from coronavirus in China, workers start to return to offices and factories

People across China trickled back work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as the government eased restrictions imposed to counter the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization said..
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'Enemy of mankind': Coronavirus deaths top SARS as China returns to work

China raised the death toll from its coronavirus outbreak to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic, as authorities made plans for millions of people returning to work..
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China's coronavirus deaths surpass SARS as country plans halting return to work

China raised the death toll from its coronavirus outbreak to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic, as authorities made plans for millions of people returning to work..
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Coronavirus deaths top 800, surpassing SARS, as China heads back to work

China raised the death toll from its coronavirus outbreak to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic, as authorities made plans for millions of people returning to work..
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China to stagger back to work as coronavirus deaths surpass SARS

China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic in 2002/2003 and raising anxiety among people preparing to return to..
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American dies of coronavirus in China; five Britons infected in French Alps

A 60-year-old American has died of the new coronavirus, the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the illness, U.S. officials said, as millions of Chinese began returning home after a Lunar New Year..
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Beijing relaxes traffic restrictions as virus keeps drivers off roads

Beijing's transport authorities said the usual restrictions on road traffic during workdays will not be enforced in key parts of the capital when people return on Monday from a Lunar New Year break..
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Trapped in Bali, Chinese tourists extend holiday on coronavirus concerns

Steven Gu, a Chinese tourist on the Indonesian island of Bali, was supposed to fly back last month from his holiday to his home town in Jiangsu province to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
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U.S. whipping up panic, China says, as markets recoil from virus

China accused the United States on Monday of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations as Chinese stocks plunged on the first day back from the..
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China accuses U.S. of whipping up panic over virus as stocks tumble

China accused the United States on Monday of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations as Chinese stocks plunged on the first day back from the..
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China counts economic cost of virus as markets plunge, death toll up

Investors worried about the spread of the coronavirus wiped more than $400 billion off the value of China's stocks in the first trading session on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year break while..
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Chinese markets plunge as rising virus death toll fuels fears for global growth

The death toll from a coronavirus epidemic in China rose to 361 and Chinese stock and commodity markets fell heavily on Monday as investors retreated into safe-haven assets in the first trading session..
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China virus toll rises as Chinese markets set to reopen after holiday

The death toll from the new coronavirus in China's Hubei province rose by 56 to 350 on Monday, Chinese state television reported citing official figures, as investors braced for volatility when Chinese..
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Chinese tourists desert Thai resort as coronavirus spreads

The narrow laneways and pastel-colored shophouses of Phuket Old Town are usually bustling with Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday, but travel bans and local fears about coronavirus have..
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Malaysian rail project stops Chinese workers returning from Wuhan

More than a dozen Chinese workers at a 'Belt and Road' train project in Malaysia who had gone home to Wuhan for the Lunar New Year have been told not to return until further notice, head of the project..
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Tencent extends holiday for China employees till Feb. 9

Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings said on Wednesday it will extend the Lunar New Year break for mainland China employees to Feb. 9, and will no longer require them to work from home from Feb. 3..
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In bid to curb virus, China firms tell staff to work from home even after holidays end

Chinese corporate giants including Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings Ltd said they have asked staff to work from home for one week after an extended Lunar New Year break ends, seeking to limit..
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China extends holiday, businesses shut as virus toll rises to 81

The death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 81 on Monday, as the government extended the Lunar New Year holiday and more big businesses shut down or told staff to work from home in an..
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China's cabinet to extend Lunar New Year holidays: state broadcaster

China's cabinet announced it will extend the Lunar New Year holidays to Feb. 2, to strengthen the prevention and control of the new coronavirus, state broadcaster CCTV reported early on Monday.
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Paris cancels Lunar New Year parade over coronavirus

Paris-based Chinese associations have cancelled a Lunar New Year parade following the coronavirus epidemic, Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said Sunday.
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Residents fret as China's virus exclusion zone widens

Walking through the drizzle outside the railway station in the city of Changsha on Chinese New Year, local residents said it was only a matter of time before they became part of a lockdown aimed at..
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Xi says China faces 'grave situation' as virus death toll hits 42

President Xi Jinping said China was facing a "grave situation" as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 42, overshadowing celebrations of the Lunar New Year that began on Saturday.
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Indonesia's 'minority within a minority' celebrate Lunar New Year

As he does every year, ethnic Chinese Indonesian Purnama celebrated Lunar New Year on Saturday at a dinner with his extended family of more than 50 in Jakarta where they exchanged traditional red..
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Virus anxieties cast shadow over Year of the Rat festivities

Chinese communities in Australia and New Zealand were among the first to greet the Year of the Rat on Saturday but Lunar New Year celebrations globally were marred by anxieties about the virus outbreak..
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China virus toll hits 41; Australia reports first four cases

The death toll from China's coronavirus outbreak jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start, with many transport links and tourist sites shut, while..
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Starbucks shuts shops, suspends delivery in China's Hubei amid virus outbreak

Starbucks has closed all shops and suspended delivery services in China's Hubei province for the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, where a coronavirus outbreak originated from its capital Wuhan has..
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Shanghai shuts down all cinemas during Lunar New Year holidays: local paper

Shanghai has shut down all cinemas during the Lunar New Year holidays, which last until Jan. 30, the Liberation Daily said on its online channel.
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China heads into Lunar New Year on shutdown as virus spreads to Europe

A new coronavirus that has killed 26 people in China was confirmed in Europe for the first time on Friday as it spreads despite Chinese attempts to quarantine the city at the heart of the outbreak.
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Coronavirus worries have surgical masks flying off shelves in New York's Chinatown

Teresa Zhan, a pharmacist in Manhattan's Chinatown, had not seen protective face masks sell out in her 10 years as an employee until this week, when China's coronavirus arrived in the United States..
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China's New Year TV show pays tearful tribute to virus fighters, urges victory

Chinese state television's traditional Lunar New Year extravaganza on Friday paid tribute to the people of Wuhan and to medical staff fighting the coronavirus crisis, urging them on to victory in the..
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China shuts part of Great Wall as virus toll hits 26

China ramped up measures to contain a virus that has killed 26 people and infected more than 800, suspending public transport in 10 cities, shutting temples over the Lunar New Year and even closing the..
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Beijing cancels New Year events to curb virus spread: Beijing News

China's capital city Beijing canceled major public events including two well-known Lunar New Year temple fairs, the state-run Beijing News said on Thursday, as authorities try to curb the spread of a..
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Chinese movies scrap Lunar New Year premieres due to virus outbreak

A virus outbreak in China has prompted seven Chinese films that were set to premiere during the country's Lunar New Year holiday to postpone screenings, forgoing what is usually the best week of the..
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Thailand finds fourth coronavirus ahead of Lunar New Year

Thailand has quarantined a fourth patient with the new coronavirus, including one Thai national, authorities said on Wednesday, days before Saturday's start of the Lunar New Year holiday is expected to..
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China companies issue staff with masks, travel warnings as virus outbreak fears grow

Companies across China are handing out masks and warning staff to avoid the central Chinese city of Wuhan amid fears that the new flu-like coronavirus will rapidly spread with much of population..
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Chinese authorities urge visitors to stay away from Wuhan in bid to contain deadly coronavirus

The Chinese city at the centre of a SARS-like virus outbreak has cancelled a major Lunar New Year event as it tries to contain the deadly disease.
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Chinese-Australians cancel flights home as deadly coronavirus spreads

Some Chinese-Australians have been forced to change their Lunar New Year travel plans as the deadly coronavirus continues to spread.
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What you must do before Lunar New Year (if you want good fortune)

Lunar New Year is the most important and auspicious time of the year for many Asian-Australians. Here are the do's and don'ts for good fortune in the year ahead.
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Thailand finds fourth China coronavirus infection

Thailand has quarantined a fourth patient with the new coronavirus including one Thai national, authorities said on Wednesday, days before the Lunar New Year holiday when thousands of Chinese tourists..
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