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Oh, to Be Born in The Year of the Pig – Edward Cody

From the Washington Post: …Chinese hospitals have been submerged in recent months under a tide of pregnant women; newborns are arriving in droves; and companies that manufacture diapers are upping their advertising budgets. The reason is simple: The Year of the Pig, which began Feb. 18, is a good year to be born… The government’s […]

Why China will see a baby boom -The Times of India

From The Times of India: China is bracing for a ‘mini’ baby boom in 2007 as many young Chinese couples want to have an offspring during the auspicious ‘Year of the Golden Pig’, which comes only once in 60 years. More members of the generation born under the mandatory ‘one-child’ per couple family policy have […]

Chinatown New Year’s Parade Mixes Heritage, Fun – Mary Beth Sheridan

From the Washington Post: Kristina Lew lives in Montgomery County with her consultant husband, raising a family. But yesterday, she was back in her girlhood home, Chinatown, observing the Lunar New Year with hundreds of others drawn to the historic D.C. neighborhood for the annual parade. Chinese consider this the beginning of 4705, the Year […]

Year of Pig not so Amicable – AP

From AP, via China Daily: Sunday marks the start of the Chinese New Year and it’s a lucky one for those starting out in life. But the rest of us are in for a rough ride. Expect epidemics, disasters and violence in much of the world… Feng shui is the ancient Chinese practice of trying […]

China Braces for Baby Boom – David Eimer

From The Telegraph: When the clock reaches midnight on February 17 and the Chinese New Year begins, so will a baby boom that threatens to overwhelm the country’s overstretched healthcare system. The following 12 months will be known as the Year of the Pig, during which anyone born is supposed to be easy-going and lucky. […]

Hong Kong Tries to Stop Mainlander Baby Boom – Keith Bradsher

From The New York Times: The plaintive cries of newborns never stop in the special care infant ward at Hong Kong’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital ” a ward designed for 30 babies but that has had as many as 60 at a time in recent weeks. The crowding is not a result of a baby boom […]

Year of the Pig no guarantee of good fortune for babies – Coldness Kwan

From China Daily: Many couples are planning to have children during the next lunar year in anticipation of good luck, but the Year of the Pig baby boom may result in a rise in population that will affect children’s future education, job prospects and even retired lives. As the Chinese lunar New Year of 2007, […]

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