I first met Woebot, my A.I. chatbot therapist, at the height of the pandemic. I’m an anthropologist who studies mental health, and I had been doing fieldwork for my Ph.D. in China when news of the coronavirus started spreading. I left during Chinese New Year, and I never made it back.
Social media users have miscaptioned a clip with claims that it shows Saudi Arabia’s defense minister being hurried into a vehicle amid disruption outside the Chinese Embassy in Riyadh, where it is claimed he was visiting for Chinese New Year. Instead, the clip shows the Emiri Guards of Kuwait conducting a mock military exercise in 2019 during the fifth Gulf Defense and Aerospace Exhibition.
Five key positions are available now A Wetherspoon in Birmingham city centre has an influx of new jobs available. The Dragon Inn, based on Hurst Street in the Chinese Quarter, is on the hunt for five new members of staff. The popular boozer, which proudly hangs a framed illustration of an imperial dragon inside, is known for celebrating Chinese New Year along with the community.
When it comes to traditional Chinese festivals, Mid-Autumn Fest is one of the biggest, second only to Chinese New Year. And needless to say, no Mid-Autumn celebration is complete without a mooncake or 10. But a constant stream of lotus seed or egg custard mooncakes can be boring for the palate, so why not try these offbeat offerings for a change?
Popular on Variety The once vibrant Hong Kong film industry is struggling to recover from the effects of COVID and related problems, a local report has warned. The report identified problems with theatrical box office, local production, co-production with mainland China and film investment. The Motion Picture Industry Association and Hong Kong Box Office Ltd. regular half year report showed that cinemas in the city had been closed for 104 days this year, including Chinese New Year and Easter, both normally peak periods.
'Just turn the telly up': Glasgow public have their say on new restrictions on sale and use of fireworks
Legislation bringing in new restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks has been passed by Holyrood. Community safety minister Ash Regan insisted changes in the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill would play a “key part in reducing the harm, the distress and the injury” that can be caused.
Chinese companies have made their mark on the African continent, in ways good and bad O in Fungurume, a mining town in Congo, men caked in dust spit peanut shells onto the floor. Inside, where Chinese New Year lanterns hang from the walls, Emmanuel (not his real ne) explains how things changed after 2016, when a majority stake in the Tengwe Fungurume Mine () was sold by an American firm to China Molybdenum.
Prestige beauty sales soared in China in the first quarter of 2022. According to data from The NPD Group, prestige beauty e-commerce sales in China reached $2.7 billion, up 11 percent from the same period last year. Driven by strong Chinese New Year Sales, the hair, fragrance, makeup and skin care categories increased by 43 percent, 18 percent, 11 percent and 9 percent, respectively, while in March alone, hair category sales jumped by 33 percent.
BEAVERS, Cubs Guides and Rainbows from Alveston celebrated St George's Day by taking their self-made dragon on parade. The village's uniformed organisations paraded their dragon along the street of Alveston on April in a late St Georges day celebration. The 2nd Alveston Beavers, Cubs and Scouts, together with the 1st Alveston Rainbows and Guides, formed the parade to walk along Greenhill to St Helen’s Church waving flags with a horse, knight and a fair sized green dragom
SUMMER has arrived and the nights are getting longer. But with July 4 coming very soon, you might be tempted to set off fireworks to celebrate the warmer weather. Although traditionally fireworks are lit to celebrate November 5, New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali, you can legally buy them at any time of the year.