Officials Seek Career Shortcuts With Feng Shui

At The New York Times, Dan Levin reports that some officials, eager to ward off career pitfalls ranging from protests to vengeful mistresses, are turning to feng shui and other alternative strategies for guidance and protection....

Year of the Snake Draws Hisses

At The Wall Street Journal, Te-Ping Chen and Fiona Law describe Hong Kong’s lukewarm welcome for the Year of the Snake: The coming year […] suffers because it is considered a “blind year,” meaning it...

Chinese Fortune Teller: Will & Kate To Split

CNN interviews fortune teller Chen Shuaifou about the long-term prospects of Britain’s impending royal marriage. Sadly, he reports, the marriage will not outlast the winter of 2015, though heartbreak and scandal may be...

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,

Lessons in Harmony Lead to Discord

From Los Angeles Times Few places are as steeped in the traditions of feng shui as this ancient city. The pathways of centuries-old tombs follow the pattern of the Big Dipper’s


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