Lunar New Year 2010

China Urges Checks After Deadly Fireworks Blast

An accident from fireworks has killed 21 people and injured 48 in Puning, Guangdong on the last day of the Lunar New Year holiday. From AP: The State Council’s Work Safety Commission said in a notice that authorities...

Yakexi: The New Year’s Hottest Internet Slang?

From the ChinaGeeks blog: Recently, the Chinese internet has been abuzz with the term yakexi [亚克西]. According to a post on Baidu’s Baike, yakexi is the Uyghur word for good. The word has been in general use as a brand name for...

China Warns Locals to Settle Migrant Pay Disputes

The central government has warned local officials that they need to settle disputes with migrant workers over unpaid wages before the Lunar New Year holiday, which starts on February 14. From AP: The rare urgent warning from the...



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