Lunar New Year 2009

Nuo Ying (偌盈): Why Does CCTV Take Pride in Deceit?

It seems that CCTV’s reputation has gone up in flames along with its building. But the recently burned building is not the only reason CCTV is under fire from netizens. Blogger Nuo Ying (偌盈) pointed out a cultural problem...

Fear and Hope in the Year of the Ox

The BBC is the latest to look at the impact of the financial crisis on China’s migrant workers, who are now mostly at home for the New Year holiday: The global economic slump has hit China’s manufacturing sector,...

Richer China Looks To Past For Holiday Fun

From Reuters: Jostling crowds stare as a young man in imperial robes mounts an altar and kowtows to tablets representing his ancestors and several holy mountains, before offering up silk and symbolic sacrificial animals. But...

Video: Popular Modern Dances in CCTV New Year’s Gala

Two modern dances, both performed by Tianjin Ballet Troupe, were the most popular dances among Chinese viewers in CCTV’s New Year’s Gala, via Youtube: Dance: The Butterfly Multimedia dance: The Music of Transition in...

China Ushers in Year of Ox with Celebration (Updated)

From AP: China greeted the arrival Monday of the Year of the Ox with fireworks and celebrations, bidding farewell to a tumultuous 2008 marked by a massive earthquake, the Olympics, and a global economic crisis. Colorful...

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