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Chinese New Year

Log prices rise in firm market

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
March imports lifted 53 percent from February, signalling recovery of market activity after the Chinese New Year and trade is expected to lift in the second quarter, in line with the seasonal trend, AgriHQ said.
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5000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

NPR - ‎10 hours ago‎
McGovern says the new findings show that the Chinese became brewmasters early on: They were making barley beer in the same period as "the earliest chemically attested barley beer from Iran" and the "earliest beer-mashing facilities in Egypt," as well ...
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In China, Old-School Stocks Are Back in Style

Wall Street Journal - ‎17 hours ago‎
“Old-economy” stocks, including state-owned companies in sectors such as steel and cement, which were supposed to have fallen out of fashion, have led the rebound in Chinese shares since Feb. 5, just before the annual Lunar New Year holiday. While the ...

Hollywood Heads for Crowded June in Chinese Theaters

Variety - ‎16 hours ago‎
Observers are unclear if the restrictions on the Hollywood imports to last as long as they did last year, when they ran some six weeks.

part of my girls will be forever China

Financial Times - ‎17 hours ago‎
I might have had more luck in teaching them to love China if I had stuck to bribing them with dumplings, bootleg DVDs and their own private stash of fireworks with which to risk blowing their arms off at lunar new year. That is something they wouldn't ...

No country for academics: Chinese crackdown forces intellectuals abroad

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Jerry Cohen, a veteran China expert who has offered help to many of the new arrivals, said he had seen a significant spike in the number of Chinese scholars such as Teng seeking refuge in the US last year. Until about 12 months ago China's top ...
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Rate-Rise Worries Add to Iron-Ore, Steel Woes

Wall Street Journal - ‎19 hours ago‎
The profitability of Chinese steel mills has taken a hit along with iron-ore and steel prices since the fading of the rally that had encouraged them to resume stalled production, mostly after February's Lunar New Year holiday. Chinese government ...

Ill-feeling could derail NZ tourism boom

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Scott says business owners are reaping the rewards of Chinese tourism and there needs to be a change in attitudes where customer service takes place.
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Lending Club boosted by Chinese investor

Financial Times - ‎13 hours ago‎
... small package of loans to an investor. That announcement - which prompted the departure of Renaud Laplanche, the chief executive who founded the company a decade ago - was followed by disclosures of probes by the US Department of Justice and New ...

If not for this nasi kerabu, there would be no Kesom - ‎2 hours ago‎
The idea came after Lim, who worked as a manager at one of Parina's fashion retail stores, returned to work after a Chinese New Year break and brought homemade nasi kerabu. “It was the best I ever had. Susan wouldn't make it again for me as it is very ...

Cruise ships to generate multiplier effects

Fiji Times - ‎9 hours ago‎
"This new year-round pattern has significantly improved the financial viability of the Fiji tourist industry, and operators are using Chinese New Year as a prime opportunity to access that market." The report also recommended that developing high-end ...

High degree of integration planned by the THE Alliance, NYK CEO says - ‎12 hours ago‎
“It will be in everyone's interests to be as cooperative as possible, and to ensure that the disengagement and reengagement process is handled as smoothly as possible post Chinese New Year 2017,” Nixon said. The east-west service network of the THE ...

'Crossy Road' Update Adds 'Daddy' PSY, Plus New Secret Characters: Here's How To Get Them - ‎May 12, 2016‎
In addition to the Daddy PSY character, the Crossy Road iOS update also has finally brought players the Chinese New Year character set.
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Questions linger over new Chinese owner of Aston Villa - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Dr Tony Xia, Aston Villa's prospective new Chinese owner, has been plagued by claims he fabricated his academic record, while a company he controlled has apparently previously run foul of authorities for providing false information to secure a ...
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Chinese Trolls Making 488 Million Propaganda Posts Every Year Are on the Government Payroll

NextShark - ‎11 hours ago‎
For years, Chinese netizens have come to disdain an online troll army that populates social media with pro-government propaganda posts.

PVH Delivered a Solid 4Q15 on Strong Calvin Klein Performance

Market Realist - ‎10 hours ago‎
... were primarily driven by growth in excess of 20% in its wholesale business, which was due to continued strength in the Underwear segment.

eHi Car Services Announces First Quarter 2016 Results

PR Newswire (press release) - ‎8 hours ago‎
... pleased with our strong operating and financial performance in the first quarter of 2016, which was driven by continued fleet expansion, our renowned reputation for service quality and strong consumer demand during the Chinese New Year holiday period.

DEBATE: Are tighter controls on fireworks needed to protect dogs?

Bexhill Observer - ‎21 hours ago‎
On Bonfire Night the cut off time is extended until midnight and on New Year's Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year, it is extended until 1am.
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China Mobile-Payment Battle Becomes a Free-for-All

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 22, 2016‎
One Tencent edge is a feature that lets users send virtual envelopes stuffed with electronic cash—the online version of Chinese Lunar New Year tradition of giving money in red envelopes called hongbao. During this year's holidays in February, WeChat ...