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  • More spend Chinese New Year overseas

    2011-02-10 07:38

    More Chinese tourists decided to spend their Spring Festival holidays overseas this year, despite a sharp rise in the cost of such foreign vacations.

  • Tourism revenue up 27 pct for holiday

    2011-02-10 06:14

    China's tourism revenue rose 27 percent during the Spring Festival holiday from the same period last year, the National Tourism Administration said in an online statement posted on Wednesday.

  • Fatty festival fare leads to blood rejections

    2011-02-09 08:10

    The greasy diet enjoyed by many Spring Festival revelers was the culprit being blamed this year for a rise in the amount of blood donations that had to be rejected.

  • Fireworks blamed for pollution

    2011-02-09 08:10

    Fireworks set off during the Chinese lunar new year holiday led to air pollution throughout the country, while also being blamed as the cause of many fire accidents and injuries.

  • Fires kill 40 during Lunar New Year holiday

    2011-02-09 06:11

    Forty people died in more than 118,000 cases of fire reported across China from February 2 to February 8, as Chinese revelers celebrated the Lunar New Year holiday with fireworks, according to a statement released Tuesday by the country's Ministry of Public Security.

  • Taste of home in a sausage

    2011-02-07 12:09

    On the first day of the Lunar New Year, a home-sick PhD candidate at the Michigan State University in the United States wrote home to his mother Wan Xiang in Chengdu. Apart from the usual good wishes, Mi Li, 26, also told her how much he missed home, and the Sichuan sausages and bacon.

  • Carrying on family traditions

    2011-02-07 11:32

    For 28-year-old Jerry Sun, the opportunity to spend the Chinese New Year with his immediate family every year is not to be missed.

  • Fireworks blamed for increase in fires

    2011-02-07 09:22

    Setting off fireworks, a Chinese New Year holiday tradition to ward off evil spirits, has been blamed for the increasing number of fires across the country during the festive season. Poll

  • Flood of New Year's greetings drowns out cheerful spirit

    2011-02-07 09:33

    Sending friendly text messages on the eve of Chinese New Year may sound like a convenient way to spread good cheer, but for those busily deleting hundreds of messages flooding their mobiles from friends, family and even strangers, it can feel like more of a burden.

  • China's railways to embrace post-festival travel peak

    2011-02-06 17:51

    Travelers wait for tains at Chengdu railway station of Chengdu city, capital city of Southwest China's Sichuan province, Feb 6, 2011.

  • China allocates $228m for vegetable supply

    2011-02-01 20:10

    China's central government has allocated 1.5 billion yuan ($227.96 million) to support vegetable supplies for key northern cities, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Tuesday.

  • Leaders visit retired officials before Spring Festival

    2011-01-31 17:03

    Chinese President Hu Jintao and other Party and state leaders have sent greetings to dozens of retired officials ahead of the Spring Festival

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