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Chinese New Year: Traditional Chinese holiday
Chinese New Year is the Chinese festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar or lunar calendar. The festival is commonly referred to as the Spring Festival in China as the spring season in the lunisolar calendar traditionally starts with lichun, the first of the twenty-four solar terms which the festival celebrates around the time of. Marking the end of winter and the beginning of the spring season, observances traditionally take place from New Year’s Eve, the evening preceding the first day of the year to the Lantern Festival, held on the 15th day of the year. The first day of Chinese New Year begins on the new moon that appears between 21 January and 20 February. In 2020, the first day of the Chinese New Year was on Saturday, 25 January, which initiated the Year of the Rat.

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Love wins: weddings resume in Wuhan [Video]

Love wins: weddings resume in Wuhan

Weddings, birthdays and celebrations have been canceled around the world but in the Chinese city of Wuhan, they are finally resuming as authorities relax a strict lockdown that separated families,..

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Special Report: How Korea trounced U.S. in race to test people for coronavirus

,SEOUL - In late January, South Korean health officials summoned representatives from more than 20 medical companies from their lunar New Year celebrations to a conference room tucked inside Seoul’s..
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China says 78 million migrant rural workers have returned to work

A total of 78 million Chinese migrant rural workers have already returned to work, accounting for 60% of the total who left for home for the Chinese New Year holiday, a government official said on..
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Vietnam says monitoring over 5,000 Chinese workers for coronavirus

Vietnam is monitoring more than 5,000 workers who returned to the Southeast Asian country after the Lunar New Year holiday for signs of coronavirus, state media reported on Friday.
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Honda to restart vehicle production in China on February 17 at the earliest

Honda Motor Co said on Tuesday it aims to restart vehicle and component production at most of its Chinese plants from Feb. 17, following the extended Lunar New Year holiday due to the coronavirus..
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S&P 500, Nasdaq reach record closing highs; Chinese workers return

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq closed at record highs on Monday as Chinese workers and factories slowly returned to business following a Lunar New Year holiday that was protracted by the deadly coronavirus..
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Nasdaq hits new high as investors look beyond coronavirus

Wall Street gained ground and the Nasdaq reached a new record on Monday as Chinese workers and factories slowly returned to business following a Lunar New Year holiday that was extended due to the..
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Coronavirus cases outside China 'could be spark' for bigger fire, says WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday the spread of coronvirus cases which had no history of travel to China could be "the spark that becomes a bigger fire" as people across China trickled..
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Coronavirus cases may be 'tip of the iceberg' outside China: WHO

People across China trickled back work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as the government eased restrictions imposed to counter the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization..
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Nearly 100 more die from coronavirus in China, workers start to return to offices and factories

People across China trickled back work on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year holiday as the government eased restrictions imposed to counter the coronavirus, but the World Health Organization said..
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'Enemy of mankind': Coronavirus deaths top SARS as China returns to work

China raised the death toll from its coronavirus outbreak to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic, as authorities made plans for millions of people returning to work..
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China's coronavirus deaths surpass SARS as country plans halting return to work

China raised the death toll from its coronavirus outbreak to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic, as authorities made plans for millions of people returning to work..
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Coronavirus deaths top 800, surpassing SARS, as China heads back to work

China raised the death toll from its coronavirus outbreak to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic, as authorities made plans for millions of people returning to work..
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China to stagger back to work as coronavirus deaths surpass SARS

China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic in 2002/2003 and raising anxiety among people preparing to return to..
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American dies of coronavirus in China; five Britons infected in French Alps

A 60-year-old American has died of the new coronavirus, the first confirmed non-Chinese death of the illness, U.S. officials said, as millions of Chinese began returning home after a Lunar New Year..
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Beijing relaxes traffic restrictions as virus keeps drivers off roads

Beijing's transport authorities said the usual restrictions on road traffic during workdays will not be enforced in key parts of the capital when people return on Monday from a Lunar New Year break..
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Trapped in Bali, Chinese tourists extend holiday on coronavirus concerns

Steven Gu, a Chinese tourist on the Indonesian island of Bali, was supposed to fly back last month from his holiday to his home town in Jiangsu province to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
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U.S. whipping up panic, China says, as markets recoil from virus

China accused the United States on Monday of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations as Chinese stocks plunged on the first day back from the..
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China accuses U.S. of whipping up panic over virus as stocks tumble

China accused the United States on Monday of whipping up panic over a fast-spreading coronavirus with travel restrictions and evacuations as Chinese stocks plunged on the first day back from the..
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Virus fears wipe $393 billion off China's stock market despite government support moves

Investors erased $393 billion from China's benchmark stock index on Monday, sold the yuan and dumped commodities as fears about the spreading coronavirus and its economic impact drove selling on the..
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China counts economic cost of virus as markets plunge, death toll up

Investors worried about the spread of the coronavirus wiped more than $400 billion off the value of China's stocks in the first trading session on Monday after an extended Lunar New Year break while..
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Virus worries wipe $420 billion off China's stock market

Investors erased $420 billion from China's benchmark stock index on Monday, sold the yuan and dumped commodities as fears about the spreading coronavirus and its economic impact drove selling on the..
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Shanghai stocks hit by $370 billion wipeout as virus fears pound Chinese markets

Chinese stock and commodity markets fell heavily at the open on Monday, in the first trading session after an extended Lunar New Year break, as investors dumped risky assets in response to rising fears..
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Chinese markets plunge as rising virus death toll fuels fears for global growth

The death toll from a coronavirus epidemic in China rose to 361 and Chinese stock and commodity markets fell heavily on Monday as investors retreated into safe-haven assets in the first trading session..
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