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7 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year (Slideshow)

7 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year (Slideshow)
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Monday, January 23, is Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring Festival, which goes on for fifteen days. It’s the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac of 12 animals, a particularly auspicious year to have a child born in.

China is reportedly anticipating a 5 percent increase in the number of babies born this yearAl Jazeera reports that women from mainland China are seeking to enhance their child’s prospects by giving birth to them across the border in Hong Kong, so the child will have a Hong Kong passport. New regulations and restricted access to public hospitals has made this more difficult and the private sector is attempting to get around the rules, for a price.

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5:21PM PST on Feb 20, 2012

Love it (and the dragon)!

1:32AM PST on Feb 3, 2012

Great reading. Thanks for the cultural insight.

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3:41PM PST on Jan 28, 2012

I loved this article! It brought a little of the rich heritage feeling you have to me as I read it. Thank you!

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9:12AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

very informative - thanks

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4:58PM PST on Jan 24, 2012

thank you. great article and happy new year to you!

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