Lunar New Year

On Lunar New Year, Chinese pray outside shut temples
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On Lunar New Year, Chinese pray outside shut temples

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese people on Tuesday rang in the Lunar New Year despite pandemic restrictions, as small crowds gathered…
Oil climbs on supply worries, limited Omicron impact
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Oil climbs on supply worries, limited Omicron impact

SINGAPORE, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday, with Brent futures touching their highest in more than three…
Beijing smog casts gloom over China’s Lunar New Year holiday
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Beijing smog casts gloom over China’s Lunar New Year holiday

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing was once again shrouded in smog on Saturday after several days of heavy pollution which have…
The impatience of being idle: China’s factory workers chafe under quarantine
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The impatience of being idle: China’s factory workers chafe under quarantine

China’s coronavirus epidemic turned a Lunar New Year family reunion into an enforced quarantine for factory worker Hu Aihua, trapping…
Virus anxieties cast shadow over Year of the Rat festivities
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Virus anxieties cast shadow over Year of the Rat festivities

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Chinese communities in Australia and New Zealand were among the first to greet the Year of the…
China shuts down 13 cities as virus toll climbs
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China shuts down 13 cities as virus toll climbs

Chinese authorities rapidly expanded a mammoth quarantine effort aimed at containing a deadly contagion on Friday to 13 cities and…
China’s influence in Africa grows as more young people learn to speak Mandarin
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China’s influence in Africa grows as more young people learn to speak Mandarin

(CNN) — Inside a brightly-lit classroom, around 20 schoolchildren are enthusiastically singing the Chinese national anthem. That song is followed by…
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