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That underscored the brief nature of Marchs rebound as it was mainly due to delayed deliveries of orders received before the Lunar New Year holiday Zhong said NeutralBEIJING Chinas services firms wallowed in contraction in April as layoffs hit a record and export orders plunged after signs of improvement in March a private survey showed dashing hopes of a quick recovery from the coronavirus blow http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-pmi/chinas-services-sector-contracts-for-third-month-as-job-losses-hit-record-caixin-pmi-idUSKBN22J07T2020-05-07
The bureau does not typically release industrial output data for January and February individually due to the distortion of Lunar New Year NegativeBEIJING Chinas daily aluminium production fell 1 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-output-aluminium/china-march-daily-aluminium-output-slips-as-low-prices-force-smelter-cuts-idUSKBN21Z0CQ2020-04-17
The statistics bureau releases a combined JanuaryFebruary investment data to account for seasonal distortions caused by the Lunar New Year holidays PositiveBEIJING Real estate investment in China fell 7 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-property/chinas-january-march-property-investment-down-7-7-from-a-year-earlier-idUSKBN21Z0902020-04-17
We didnt even visit our relatives or have meals together during the Lunar New Year holiday NegativeWUHAN China Life in the Chinese city of Wuhan where the coronavirus first emerged is slowly returning to normal as the government relaxes a more than twomonthold lockdown that cut the city off from the world and kept most of its 11 million residents at home http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-wuhan/postcards-from-wuhan-residents-tell-the-world-to-stay-strong-stay-indoors-idUSKBN21J4SU2020-04-02
The reading combines the results for January and February to exclude distortions caused by the weeklong Lunar New Year NegativeBEIJING Profits at Chinas industrial firms slumped in the first two months of the year to their lowest in at least a decade with the mining manufacturing and power sectors all seeing sharp falls as a virus epidemic battered Chinas economy http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-china-economy-industrial-profits/chinas-industrial-firms-post-steepest-fall-in-profits-in-a-decade-idUSKBN21E08I2020-03-27
from the same period a year earlier as the coronavirus outbreak stopped miners from getting back to work after the Lunar New Year holiday was extended in a bid to contain the epidemic NeutralBEIJING Chinas coal output in the first two months of 2020 fell 6 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-output-coal/chinas-january-february-coal-output-drops-6-3-as-coronavirus-disrupts-idUSKBN21309H2020-03-16
Chinas construction activities were stalled in February as the government extended Lunar New Year holidays and advised people to stay indoors as a precaution against a coronavirus outbreak NegativeChinas construction activities were stalled in February as the government extended Lunar New Year holidays and advised people to stay indoors as a precaution against a coronavirus outbreak http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-construction/chinas-building-work-stalls-in-february-as-virus-keeps-workers-indoors-idUSKBN20Y0IP2020-03-11
Transportation ministry data showed that more than 300 million people had gone back to work in the country after the Lunar New Year holiday PositiveChinas business and travel activities are steadily recovering after being disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak but rapidly rising infections globally will pose a challenge to the countrys broader economic resumption http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-bigdata-grap/business-picks-up-pace-in-china-but-global-virus-spread-may-slow-recovery-idUSKBN20W0RO2020-03-10
So far 78 million migrant workers or of those who left for the Lunar New Year holiday in January have returned to work PositiveBEIJING Shanghai increased airport screening on Saturday as imported coronavirus infections from countries such as Italy and Iran emerge as the biggest source of new cases in China outside Hubei the province where the outbreak originated http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/shanghai-tightens-airport-checks-as-imported-virus-infections-in-china-jump-idUSKBN20U00W2020-03-08
Earlyyear data in China is typically distorted by the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday while this year the coronavirus epidemic has also widely disrupted business NegativeBEIJING Chinas crude oil imports over the first two months of 2020 rose 5 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-crude/china-january-february-crude-oil-imports-rise-5-2-year-on-year-on-pre-virus-restocking-idUSKBN20U06R2020-03-07
So far 78 million migrant workers or of the total who left for the Lunar New Year holiday have returned NeutralBEIJING About a quarter of Chinas new confirmed cases and almost all of those outside the epidemics epicentre in Wuhan originated outside the country on Friday according to official data http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-toll/china-reports-almost-all-new-infections-outside-wuhan-originated-abroad-idUSKBN20U00W2020-03-07
Data from Chinas transport ministry showed three consecutive days this week of declining passenger flows nationwide suggesting worker movement has peaked after the extended Lunar New Year holiday NegativeChinas job market is showing signs of recovery as firms resume operations and an easing of measures to contain a coronavirus allow hundreds of millions of people to leave their hometowns for big cities in search of work http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-work-graphic/chinas-jobseekers-cast-uneasy-eye-on-opportunities-in-virus-hit-economy-idUSKBN20S0YE2020-03-06
Stores were forced to close during the January Lunar New Year holiday period when Chinese shoppers would normally be out buying gifts NegativeThere is no said Ramesh Zilariya head of a diamond labor association http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-india-workers/chinas-coronavirus-slowdown-hits-workers-in-indias-diamond-hub-idUSKBN20S1UW2020-03-06
23 and erased all losses it had clocked since the Lunar New Year holiday NegativeInvestors lowered bearish bets on the Chinese yuan as a U.S. rate cut gave Chinese bonds a yield advantage but they built short positions in the Indonesian rupiah with the coronavirus outbreak reigniting volatility in emerging markets http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-markets-asia-forex/investors-trim-bearish-bets-on-yuan-after-fed-cut-stay-wary-of-volatility-reuters-poll-idUSKBN20S0EK2020-03-05
As companies in China gradually restart business following the extended Lunar New Year break investors are fretting over the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak that has squeezed cash flow and hammered revenues in many sectors NegativeAs companies in China gradually restart business following the extended Lunar New Year break investors are fretting over the financial impact of the coronavirus outbreak that has squeezed cash flow and hammered revenues in many sectors http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-china-cash-graphic/resiliency-test-how-well-can-chinese-firms-cope-financially-from-a-virus-hit-idUSKBN20R0FE2020-03-04
Although production in China has restarted following the Lunar New Year it will take time for output ratios to recover PositiveTOKYO Japans factory output rose more than expected in January providing some relief for policymakers amid heightened risks of a recession as the coronavirus outbreak in China disrupts supply chains and business activity http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-japan-economy-output/japans-january-factory-output-beats-forecasts-but-slowdown-expected-idUSKCN20M02B2020-02-28
Nonresidents are also caught in the Hubei net with many who were in the province to visit relatives over Lunar New Year now stuck far from their homes and livelihoods PositiveBEIJING During weeks holed up in her grandmothers apartment with 10 relatives and eating a restricted diet Chinese teenager Li Yuxuan says tempers have frayed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-quarantine/sealed-in-chinese-trapped-at-home-by-coronavirus-feel-the-strain-idUSKCN20G0AY2020-02-23
Chinas manufacturing sector is struggling to restart after an extended Lunar New Year break hindered by travel and quarantine curbs across the country NegativeTOKYO Japanese automakers delayed on Friday the restart of plants in China near the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak complying with authorities directives but raising the risk of further supply disruptions that could hit global car production http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-nissan/nissan-honda-delay-restart-of-some-china-plants-due-to-coronavirus-idUSKBN20F0UG2020-02-22
The period after Lunar New Year is normally high season for student job seekers of whom there are 400000 more than last year NeutralBEIJING The coronavirus outbreak is denting the prospects of this years record 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-graduates/coronavirus-weakens-job-market-for-record-number-of-chinese-graduates-idUSKBN20F0MD2020-02-21
There were steep declines in demand for graduate students in particular in the ten days after Lunar New Year compared to a year earlier according to data compiled by GoguData NegativeBEIJING The coronavirus outbreak is denting the prospects of this years record 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-graduates/coronavirus-weakens-job-market-for-record-number-of-chinese-graduates-idUSKBN20F0MD2020-02-21
The Chinese manufacturing engine that powers much of the world economy is struggling to restart after an extended Lunar New Year break hindered by travel and quarantine restrictions NegativeChina reported a dramatic drop in coronavirus infections on Thursday although scientists warned it may spread even more easily than previously believed http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-latest-factbox/factbox-latest-on-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKBN20B0EI2020-02-20
The WHOs Mike Ryan said China had success with putting out the first in Hubei and ensuring that people returning to Beijing from the Lunar New Year holiday are monitored PositiveNew coronavirus cases in the Chinese province at the epicenter of the outbreak fell for a second straight day but deaths rose after the World Health Organization had cautioned there was not yet enough data to know if the epidemic had slowed http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/coronavirus-cases-in-chinas-hubei-fall-for-second-day-apple-and-markets-feel-impact-idUSKBN20C03X2020-02-19
due to the lowerthanexpected rates of return to work after the extended Lunar New Year holiday and business resumption PositiveBEIJING When cameraman Mark Xia returned to his job this month after holidays the Shanghai video production house where he worked told him to take three months of leave with no pay as a coronavirus epidemic takes a toll of Chinas businesses http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-jobs/china-races-to-contain-job-losses-as-coronavirus-batters-economy-idUSKBN20C18F2020-02-19
After an extended Lunar New Year holiday China urgently needs to get back to work NegativeAmerican passengers were taken off a cruise liner on Sunday to fly home after being quarantined for two weeks off Japan while China said the rate of new coronavirus cases had slowed calling that proof its steps to fight the outbreak were working http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/americans-disembark-from-virus-hit-cruise-china-says-new-cases-slow-idUSKBN20A0362020-02-17
3 following the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays but was delayed because of the new coronavirus outbreak in China NegativeTOKYO Toyota Motor Corp http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-toyota/toyota-to-resume-china-output-at-three-plants-next-week-idUSKBN2090PF2020-02-16
Manufacturing activity was paused for the Lunar New Year last month when the virus struck preventing workers from returning to their jobs NegativeYORK The coronaviruss effect on energy markets is worsening as the sharp fall in demand in China the worlds largest importer of crude is stranding oil cargoes off the countrys coast and prompting shippers to seek out other Asian destinations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-oil-storage/stranded-tankers-full-storage-tanks-coronavirus-leads-to-crude-glut-in-china-idUSKBN2072NR2020-02-14
Chinese factories have been slow to reopen after an extended Lunar New Year break leading analysts at JPMorgan to again downgrade forecasts for growth this quarter NegativeEuropes STOXX 600 follows Wall Street to record high http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-european-stocks-reach-record-highs-on-hopes-virus-is-peaking-idUSL8N2AB4W32020-02-12
But many companies are hurting from disruptions felt since lateJanuary after local governments extended Lunar New Year holidays and urged people to stay home NegativeSHANGHAI A Chinese media company said it will lay off 500 employees due to the coronavirus outbreak the latest among a string of firms to do so in the past two weeks as the epidemic takes a toll on smalltomedium sized businesses http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-employment/china-firms-cut-staff-on-virus-outbreak-as-xi-vows-no-large-scale-layoffs-idUSKBN20508A2020-02-11
Founder Li Chao said Band of Brothers had been reducing its costs prior to the Lunar New Year holiday but that the epidemic had caught them off NegativeSHANGHAI A Chinese media company said it will lay off 500 employees due to the coronavirus outbreak the latest among a string of firms to do so in the past two weeks as the epidemic takes a toll on smalltomedium sized businesses http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-employment/china-firms-cut-staff-on-virus-outbreak-as-xi-vows-no-large-scale-layoffs-idUSKBN20508A2020-02-11
In China factories were slow in reopening after an extended Lunar New Year break leading analysts at JPMorgan to again downgrade forecasts for growth this quarter NegativeSYDNEY Asian share markets followed Wall Street higher on Tuesday as Chinas factories struggled to reopen after an extended break though analysts warned investors might be underestimating how economically damaging the challenge was likely to be http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-rally-slow-pace-of-china-factory-reopenings-a-worry-idUSKBN20501G2020-02-11
Authorities in China were preparing for millions of people to return to work on Monday following an extended Lunar New Year break NeutralDollar finds decade high vs Aussie multi month high vs kiwi http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-u-s-jobs-data-and-global-coronavirus-worries-hold-dollar-firm-idUSL4N2AA04T2020-02-10
Authorities told businesses to add up to 10 extra days onto Lunar New Year holidays that had been due to finish at the end of January NeutralBEIJING Workers began trickling back to offices and factories around China on Monday as the government eased some restrictions on working during a coronavirus epidemic that has killed more than 900 people most of them on the mainland http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/china-slowly-returns-to-work-as-coronavirus-toll-hits-daily-record-idUSKBN20402G2020-02-10
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 after an extended Lunar New Year break NegativeChina 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 after an extended Lunar New Year break http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-hubei/enemy-of-mankind-coronavirus-deaths-top-sars-as-china-returns-to-work-idUSKBN2020SN2020-02-10
BEIJING A 60yearold American has died of the new coronavirus the first confirmed nonChinese death of the illness U.S. officials said as millions of Chinese began returning home after a Lunar New Year break that was extended to try to contain the outbreak NegativeBEIJING A 60yearold American has died of the new coronavirus the first confirmed nonChinese death of the illness U.S. officials said as millions of Chinese began returning home after a Lunar New Year break that was extended to try to contain the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/american-dies-of-coronavirus-in-china-five-britons-infected-in-french-alps-idUSKBN20003J2020-02-09
BEIJING Feb 8 A 60yearold American has died of the new coronavirus the first confirmed nonChinese death of the illness U.S. officials said as millions of Chinese began returning home after a Lunar New Year break that was extended to try to contain the outbreak Negativeparagraph nine to show that the head of the WHO team would leave on Monday or http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-health/corrected-wrapup-8-american-dies-of-coronavirus-in-china-five-britons-infected-in-french-alps-idUSL4N2A801T2020-02-09
China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic in and raising anxiety among people preparing to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break NegativeChina raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday passing the number killed globally by the SARS epidemic in and raising anxiety among people preparing to return to work after an extended Lunar New Year break http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-hubei/china-to-stagger-back-to-work-as-virus-deaths-surpass-sars-toll-idUSKBN2020SN2020-02-09
Volkswagen said it was facing supply chain challenges as China goes back to work after the extended Lunar New Year holiday as well as limited travel options for its employees NegativeBEIJING Volkswagen http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-china-health-volkswagen/volkswagen-says-restart-of-some-china-plants-postponed-until-february-17-idUSKBN2020JE2020-02-09
While Chinas Lunar New Year period usually leads to a slowdown the virus is expected to further reduce cargo volumes NegativeANGELES Chinas fastspreading coronavirus is throwing the global container shipping trade out of sync with lines rerouting cargoes and reducing calls to Chinese ports setting the scene for months of delivery delays ahead industry sources said http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-shipping/chinas-coronavirus-disrupts-global-container-shipping-trade-idUSKBN2002K12020-02-07
Major air cargo carriers said they have no immediate plans to add China flights to replace the capacity lost amid steep cuts to passenger travel due to the coronavirus as many factories have remained shut down after the Lunar New Year NegativeMajor air cargo carriers said they have no immediate plans to add China flights to replace the capacity lost amid steep cuts to passenger travel due to the coronavirus as many factories have remained shut down after the Lunar New Year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-airlines-freight/air-cargo-carriers-say-china-demand-weak-despite-drastic-freight-capacity-cuts-on-passenger-planes-idUSKBN1ZZ09S2020-02-05
A Samsung Electronics representative confirmed that the plant had been running as usual saying production had not stopped during the Lunar New Year holiday NeutralSHANGHAI Some technology firms in China have maintained operations to manufacture parts and products despite government calls in various cities and provinces for companies to halt work to help stop the spread of a new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/technology/article/us-china-health-tech-huawei/huawei-chinese-chip-makers-keep-factories-humming-despite-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZX0CX2020-02-04
LAUNCESTON Australia Its no surprise that commodity prices in China were hammered on Monday when the virushit country reopened its exchanges after a weeklong Lunar New Year holiday NegativeLAUNCESTON Australia Its no surprise that commodity prices in China were hammered on Monday when the virushit country reopened its exchanges after a weeklong Lunar New Year holiday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-column-russell-china-health-commoditi/chinas-commodities-got-smashed-as-expected-now-what-russell-idUSKBN1ZX0GX2020-02-03
State media reported that the chip maker did not cease operations over the Lunar New Year holiday PositiveSHANGHAI Some Chinese technology firms are continuing to manufacture parts and products despite government calls across various cities and provinces for work to be halted as Beijing seeks to stop the spread of the coronavirus ravaging the country http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-tech-huawei/huawei-chinese-chip-makers-keep-factories-humming-despite-coronavirus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZX0CX2020-02-03
Normally businesses in China would be preparing to return to normal operations following the end of the weeklong Lunar New Year Holiday PositiveApple Inc on Saturday said it would shut all of its official stores and corporate offices in mainland China until Feb 9 http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-china-health-apple/apple-to-close-all-china-mainland-stores-due-to-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZV3F52020-02-02
10 extending the Lunar New Year holiday suggested activity would take a hard knock this month NegativeWorld share index heads for worst week since August http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-shares-struggle-for-footing-after-virus-battered-week-idUSL8N2A04452020-02-01
PHUKET Thailand The narrow laneways and pastelcolored shophouses of Phuket Old Town are usually bustling with Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday but travel bans and local fears about coronavirus have largely emptied the streets this year NegativePHUKET Thailand The narrow laneways and pastelcolored shophouses of Phuket Old Town are usually bustling with Chinese tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday but travel bans and local fears about coronavirus have largely emptied the streets this year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-thailand-phuket/chinese-tourists-desert-thai-resort-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN1ZV3CX2020-02-01
KUALA LUMPUR More than a dozen Chinese workers at a and Road train project in Malaysia who had gone home to Wuhan for the Lunar New Year have been told not to return until further notice head of the project owner said on Friday NegativeKUALA LUMPUR More than a dozen Chinese workers at a and Road train project in Malaysia who had gone home to Wuhan for the Lunar New Year have been told not to return until further notice head of the project owner said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-malaysia/malaysian-rail-project-stops-chinese-workers-returning-from-wuhan-idUSKBN1ZU0JK2020-01-31
PSAs venture with Dongfeng said in a statement it will extend the Lunar New Year holidays for its workers but has not decided on a precise date PositiveThe new coronavirus epidemic is likely to wreak havoc on China auto sales and production in the first quarter but it is too early to push panic buttons as ground could be made up later in the year industry executives said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-autos/china-car-sector-to-take-hefty-first-quarter-hit-from-virus-but-2020-outlook-not-necessarily-grim-idUSKBN1ZU0GG2020-01-31
Several members of the local Chinese communities have canceled Lunar New Year celebrations following the outbreak NegativeSHANGHAI The Chinese Football Association said on Thursday it is postponing all domestic games due to the rapidly spreading coronavirus epidemic as the total number of confirmed deaths from the newly identified pathogen in the country rose to 170 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sports/china-halts-domestic-soccer-to-contain-coronavirus-spread-idUSKBN1ZT07G2020-01-30
After the Lunar New Year holiday factories outside the Wuhan area will not reopen until Feb NeutralA new coronavirus has killed 132 in China and affected nearly 6000 people with several other countries reporting cases as well http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-foxconn/foxconn-says-plans-in-place-to-meet-production-obligations-after-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZS0942020-01-29
BEIJING Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings said on Wednesday it will extend the Lunar New Year break for mainland China employees to Feb NeutralBEIJING Chinese gaming giant Tencent Holdings said on Wednesday it will extend the Lunar New Year break for mainland China employees to Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-health-tencent-holdings/tencent-extends-holiday-for-china-employees-till-feb-9-idUSKBN1ZS0M12020-01-29
Luckin Coffee will keep stores closed in Wuhan throughout the Lunar New Year holidays NeutralCompanies around the globe from Facebook to Japans Nippon Steel have restricted travel to China as the outbreak of a new coronavirus which has killed over 100 people and infected more than 4000 in the worlds most populous country sparks international alarm http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-china-health-business-factbox/stores-closed-employees-evacuated-travel-restricted-as-coronavirus-spreads-idUSKBN1ZR1QT2020-01-29
TOKYO Jan 29 Risk currencies steadied on Wednesday as investors took stock of the economic damage from the outbreak of the coronavirus originating in China with focus on Hong Kong shares that will resume trading later in the day after the Lunar New Year break NegativeTOKYO Jan 29 Risk currencies steadied on Wednesday as investors took stock of the economic damage from the outbreak of the coronavirus originating in China with focus on Hong Kong shares that will resume trading later in the day after the Lunar New Year break http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-risk-currencies-steady-as-investors-assess-virus-fallouts-idUSL4N29Y05I2020-01-29
The reopening of the plant will be eight days after the end of the extended Lunar New Year holiday in China the worlds top car market PositiveThe reopening of the plant will be eight days after the end of the extended Lunar New Year holiday in China the worlds top car market http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-renault/renault-says-will-reopen-wuhan-plant-with-partner-dongfeng-on-february-10-idUSKBN1ZR2J32020-01-29
China extends Lunar New Year holiday to next week Positivethroughout updates prices market activity and comments adds gold oil http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-slide-to-two-week-low-on-china-virus-fears-safe-havens-gain-idUSL1N29W0T42020-01-28
Chinas onshore markets are closed this week for Lunar New Year NeutralRisk assets hit on worries about China virus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yuan-wobbles-yen-holds-firm-as-traders-count-damage-from-china-virus-idUSL4N29X0582020-01-28
Scores of Chinese are cancelling travel plans during the Lunar New Year normally the busiest tourism season while businesses in many cities have shut down NegativeRisk assets hit on worries about China virus http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-yuan-wobbles-yen-holds-firm-as-traders-count-damage-from-china-virus-idUSL4N29X0582020-01-28
BEIJING Chinas cabinet announced it will extend the Lunar New Year holidays to Feb PositiveBEIJING Chinas cabinet announced it will extend the Lunar New Year holidays to Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-holidays/chinas-cabinet-to-extend-lunar-new-year-holidays-state-broadcaster-idUSKBN1ZP0PQ2020-01-27
BEIJING President Xi Jinping said China was facing a grave as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 42 overshadowing Lunar New Year celebrations that began on Saturday NegativeBEIJING President Xi Jinping said China was facing a grave as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 42 overshadowing Lunar New Year celebrations that began on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/xi-says-china-faces-grave-situation-as-virus-death-toll-hits-42-idUSKBN1ZO0052020-01-27
China will extend the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday by three days to Feb PositiveThe coronavirus outbreak that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 56 people in China and infected more than 2000 globally most of them in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-virus-factbox/latest-on-the-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKBN1ZO0AV2020-01-27
PARIS Parisbased Chinese associations have canceled a Lunar New Year parade following the coronavirus epidemic Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said Sunday NegativePARIS Parisbased Chinese associations have canceled a Lunar New Year parade following the coronavirus epidemic Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo said Sunday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-france-parade/paris-cancels-lunar-new-year-parade-over-coronavirus-idUSKBN1ZP0BR2020-01-27
U.S. coffee chain Starbucks said it was closing all its Hubei outlets for the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday following a similar move by McDonalds in five Hubei cities NeutralBEIJING President Xi Jinping said China was facing a grave as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 42 overshadowing Lunar New Year celebrations that began on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/xi-says-china-faces-grave-situation-as-virus-death-toll-hits-42-idUSKBN1ZO0052020-01-27
BEIJING President Xi Jinping said China was facing a grave as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 42 overshadowing celebrations of the Lunar New Year that began on Saturday NegativeBEIJING President Xi Jinping said China was facing a grave as the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 42 overshadowing celebrations of the Lunar New Year that began on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/xi-says-china-faces-grave-situation-as-virus-death-toll-hits-42-idUSKBN1ZO0052020-01-26
On the day his country welcomed the Lunar New Year Wu was relaxed about his chances heading into Sundays final round PositiveChinas Wu Ashun eagled his opening hole and rode the momentum as he took a oneshot lead after the third round at the Dubai Desert Classic on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-golf-european/chinas-wu-takes-slender-lead-into-final-round-in-dubai-idUSKBN1ZO0N22020-01-26
Sanya is one of the favorite tourist destinations during the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday which lasts until Jan 30 PositiveBEIJING Chinas Sanya city in the southern island province of Hainan has shut down all tourist sites in the city to prevent the spread of the coronavirus the city government said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-sanya/chinas-sanya-city-shuts-down-all-tourist-sites-to-prevent-spread-of-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZO0AF2020-01-26
Starbucks has closed all shops and suspended delivery services in Chinas Hubei province for the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday following a similar move by McDonalds in five Hubei cities NegativeThe coronavirus outbreak that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 42 people in China and infected more than 1300 globally most of them in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-virus-factbox/factbox-latest-on-the-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKBN1ZO0AV2020-01-26
The country is facing a grave where the coronavirus is accelerating its Xi told the meeting which took place on the Lunar New Year public holiday NeutralBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping saying the country is facing a grave situation held a politburo meeting on measures to fight a coronavirus outbreak concentrated in the central city of Wuhan state television reported on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-xi/chinas-president-xi-holds-politburo-meeting-on-curbing-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZO0G02020-01-26
BEIJING Chinese state televisions traditional Lunar New Year extravaganza on Friday paid tribute to the people of Wuhan and to medical staff fighting the coronavirus crisis urging them on to victory in the battle to defeat the outbreak NegativeBEIJING Chinese state televisions traditional Lunar New Year extravaganza on Friday paid tribute to the people of Wuhan and to medical staff fighting the coronavirus crisis urging them on to victory in the battle to defeat the outbreak http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-gala/chinas-new-year-tv-show-pays-tearful-tribute-to-virus-fighters-urges-victory-idUSKBN1ZN1WK2020-01-25
BEIJING Shanghai has shut down all cinemas during the Lunar New Year holidays which last until Jan NeutralBEIJING Shanghai has shut down all cinemas during the Lunar New Year holidays which last until Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-film/shanghai-shuts-down-all-cinemas-during-lunar-new-year-holidays-local-paper-idUSKBN1ZO05E2020-01-25
BEIJING Starbucks has closed all shops and suspended delivery services in Chinas Hubei province for the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday where a coronavirus outbreak originated from its capital Wuhan has caused 41 deaths in China NegativeBEIJING Starbucks has closed all shops and suspended delivery services in Chinas Hubei province for the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday where a coronavirus outbreak originated from its capital Wuhan has caused 41 deaths in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-starbucks/starbucks-shuts-shops-suspends-delivery-in-chinas-hubei-amid-virus-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZO06T2020-01-25
Health authorities fear the infection rate could accelerate over the Lunar New Year holiday this weekend when millions of Chinese travel NegativeNEW YORK Crude prices sank more than on Friday and Brent logged its biggest weekly decline in more than a year as concerns that a coronavirus will spread farther in China the worlds secondlargest oil consumer curbing travel and oil demand http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/brent-logs-worst-weekly-loss-in-a-year-as-china-virus-fears-swell-idUSKBN1ZN05S2020-01-25
NEW YORK Teresa Zhan a pharmacist in Manhattans Chinatown had not seen protective face masks sell out in her 10 years as an employee until this week when Chinas coronavirus arrived in the United States just days before Lunar New Year celebrations NegativeNEW YORK Teresa Zhan a pharmacist in Manhattans Chinatown had not seen protective face masks sell out in her 10 years as an employee until this week when Chinas coronavirus arrived in the United States just days before Lunar New Year celebrations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-usa-masks/coronavirus-worries-have-surgical-masks-flying-off-shelves-in-new-yorks-chinatown-idUSKBN1ZN2H42020-01-25
The Lunar New Year is a time of heavy consumption on travel gifts and entertainment PositiveEuropean shares gain 1 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-european-stocks-climb-as-economic-data-fuels-growth-hopes-idUSL8N29T1Z82020-01-25
The theme park has a 100000 daily capacity and sold out during last years Lunar New Year holiday NeutralBEIJING The death toll from Chinas coronavirus outbreak jumped on Saturday to 41 from 26 a day earlier as the Lunar New Year got off to a gloomy start with authorities curbing travel and cancelling public gatherings http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/china-virus-death-toll-rises-to-41-more-than-1300-infected-worldwide-idUSKBN1ZO0052020-01-25
Zou Tianjing 30 an alcoholic drinks distributor said she was resigned to spending the Lunar New Year at home reading and watching movies NegativeWUHAN China A trickle of passengers at the train station in the Chinese city of Wuhan put on a brave face on Friday as they arrived in the epicenter of a coronavirus outbreak that has killed 26 people infected hundreds and raised fears of a pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-lockdown/what-choice-do-i-have-lock-down-strands-millions-in-chinas-wuhan-idUSKBN1ZN1482020-01-25
China is on a sevenday Lunar New Year holiday starting Friday a period when the Shanghai Disney park would be usually packed with tourists PositiveBEIJING Walt Disney Cos Shanghai Disney Resort will be closed from Saturday to help prevent the spread of a flulike virus that broke out in the Chinese city Wuhan killing 25 people and infecting more than 800 the theme park operator said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-disney/shanghai-disney-to-be-closed-from-saturday-to-help-prevent-spread-of-virus-idUSKBN1ZN0EZ2020-01-24
Chinese health authorities have advised people to avoid crowds during the Lunar New Year holidays NegativeWUHAN China China stepped up measures to contain a virus which has killed 25 people and infected more than 800 with public transport suspensions in 10 cities temples shutting and the rapid construction of a new hospital to treat those infected http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/china-shuts-down-transport-temples-as-virus-death-toll-rises-to-25-idUSKBN1ZM0872020-01-24
Investors are worried the virus will continue to spread as millions of Chinese travel during the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday starting on Friday NegativeTOKYO Jan 24 Japanese shares ended slightly higher on Friday in a seesaw session as worries about the spread of a new virus in China played tugofwar with bets that the health crisis will boost drug makers earnings http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/japan-stocks-closer/japan-shares-end-higher-as-traders-assess-china-virus-spread-bet-on-drugmakers-idUSL4N29T0UB2020-01-24
SXTP hit their lowest since midDecember as the virus threatened to cause disruption ahead of a big Chinese holiday the Lunar New Year NegativeEuropean shares fell for a fourth straight session on Thursday as worries over the spread of a new coronavirus in China created uncertainty over the potential economic fallout http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-europe-stocks/fears-over-china-coronavirus-wallop-european-shares-idUSKBN1ZM0ZR2020-01-24
Schools in Singapore have sent parents emails asking where their children will be traveling for holidays over the long Lunar New Year weekend PositiveSINGAPORE Schools in Singapore asked parents to declare overseas holiday plans as authorities screened travelers at air land and sea checkpoints on Friday to combat the spread of a deadly flu virus that has revived memories of the SARS pandemic in 2003 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-singapore/singapore-ramps-up-virus-fight-reviving-memories-of-sars-pandemic-idUSKBN1ZN05M2020-01-24
TOKYO Asian shares held their ground on Friday as trade slowed for the Lunar New Year despite investors fears that a new coronavirus in China could spread faster as millions of people would be traveling over the weeklong holiday PositiveTOKYO Asian shares held their ground on Friday as trade slowed for the Lunar New Year despite investors fears that a new coronavirus in China could spread faster as millions of people would be traveling over the weeklong holiday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/shares-hold-ground-as-china-virus-fears-persist-euro-hits-seven-week-low-after-ecb-idUSKBN1ZN02O2020-01-24
Trade in Asia is already slowing down for the Lunar New Year holiday with financial markets in China Taiwan and South Korea closed on Friday NegativeTOKYO Asian shares held their ground on Friday as trade slowed for the Lunar New Year despite investors fears that a new coronavirus in China could spread faster as millions of people would be traveling over the weeklong holiday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/shares-hold-ground-as-china-virus-fears-persist-euro-hits-seven-week-low-after-ecb-idUSKBN1ZN02O2020-01-24
Worries about China virus grow before Lunar New Year NegativeRisk assets slump in Asia led by losses in Chinese stocks http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-virus-fears-sap-stocks-ecb-gets-ready-for-rethink-idUSL8N29S3S42020-01-24
A major concern is that the virus could spread quickly as millions of people travel across China and the world to celebrate the Lunar New Year at their hometowns NegativeSINGAPORE The safehaven Japanese yen was firm and the Chinese yuan fragile on Thursday as traders kept a wary eye on the spread of a virus in China while the ailing Australian dollar jumped after a surprise drop in unemployment http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-forex/yen-firm-over-china-virus-concern-aussie-jumps-on-jobs-data-idUSKBN1ZM08K2020-01-23
At Foxconns Lunar New Year party on Wednesday founder Terry Gou advised Taiwanbased employees not to visit mainland China during the weeklong holiday period NegativeKONG Companies across China are handing out masks and warning staff to avoid the central city of Wuhan amid fears that the new flulike coronavirus will rapidly spread with much of population embarking on travel for Lunar New Year holidays http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-companies/china-companies-issue-staff-with-masks-travel-warnings-as-virus-outbreak-fears-grow-idUSKBN1ZL1462020-01-23
Chinese authorities have stepped up monitoring and disinfection efforts ahead of the Lunar New Year break that starts on Jan NegativeAt least nine people have died from a new coronavirus in China following an outbreak in the city of Wuhan and more than 470 cases have been reported globally most in China http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-factbox/factbox-what-we-know-about-the-new-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKBN1ZJ0392020-01-23
Global health authorities fear the transmission rate will accelerate as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel at home and abroad during the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday NegativeBEIJING China is putting on lockdown a city of 11 million people considered the epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak that has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people as health authorities around the world work to prevent a global pandemic http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health/china-locks-down-epicenter-of-virus-outbreak-nearly-600-infected-idUSKBN1ZM0872020-01-23
However there are fears the virus could spread rapidly because millions of Chinese travel domestically and abroad during the weeklong Lunar New Year holidays which start on Friday NegativeTOKYO Asian shares and U.S. stocks fell on Thursday as investors remained anxious about the spread of a new flulike virus in China just as millions prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-wilt-oil-tumbles-as-china-virus-spreads-idUSKBN1ZM0902020-01-23
KONG Companies across China are handing out masks and warning staff to avoid the central city of Wuhan amid fears that the new flulike coronavirus will rapidly spread with much of population embarking on travel for Lunar New Year holidays NegativeKONG Companies across China are handing out masks and warning staff to avoid the central city of Wuhan amid fears that the new flulike coronavirus will rapidly spread with much of population embarking on travel for Lunar New Year holidays http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-health-companies/china-companies-issue-staff-with-masks-travel-warnings-as-virus-outbreak-fears-grow-idUSKBN1ZL1462020-01-23
TOKYO Asian shares and U.S. stocks fell on Thursday as investors remained anxious about the spread of a new flulike virus in China just as millions prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year NegativeTOKYO Asian shares and U.S. stocks fell on Thursday as investors remained anxious about the spread of a new flulike virus in China just as millions prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/asian-shares-wilt-oil-tumbles-as-china-virus-spreads-idUSKBN1ZM0902020-01-23
TOKYO Jan 23 Asian shares and U.S. stock futures edged lower on Thursday as investors remained anxious about the spread of a new flulike virus in China just as millions prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year NegativeRisk assets off to weak start in Asia http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-stocks-fall-safe-havens-up-as-china-virus-fears-grow-idUSL4N29R53K2020-01-23
They have also stepped up monitoring and disinfection efforts ahead of the Lunar New Year break that starts on Jan NegativeAn outbreak of a new coronavirus that began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan has killed 17 and infected nearly 600 people globally http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-virus-factbox/what-we-know-about-the-new-coronavirus-spreading-in-china-and-beyond-idUSKBN1ZM0C72020-01-23
BANGKOK Thailand has quarantined a fourth patient with the new coronavirus including one Thai national authorities said on Wednesday days before the Lunar New Year holiday when thousands of Chinese tourists are expected to arrive NegativeBANGKOK Thailand has quarantined a fourth patient with the new coronavirus including one Thai national authorities said on Wednesday days before the Lunar New Year holiday when thousands of Chinese tourists are expected to arrive http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-thailand/thailand-finds-fourth-china-coronavirus-infection-idUSKBN1ZL0GG2020-01-22
Fears of contagion particularly as millions travel for Lunar New Year festivities has pushed stocks from record peaks PositiveChina stocks fall further as virus toll reaches 9 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-china-stocks-tumble-on-virus-outbreak-but-regional-markets-steady-idUSL4N29R0T02020-01-22
Lunar New Year is the biggest holiday in the Chinesespeaking world when millions of people travel for family reunions in what is the worlds largest annual human migration PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen called on China on Wednesday to share information about a new coronavirus and for the World Health Organisation not to exclude Taiwan from collaboration on the outbreak for political reasons http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-taiwan/taiwan-calls-on-china-to-share-correct-virus-information-idUSKBN1ZL01V2020-01-22
TAIPEI Jan 22 Terry Gou the billionaire founder of Apple supplier Foxconn said on Wednesday he was advising company employees not to visit China over the coming Lunar New Year holiday amid concerns over a new coronavirus NegativeTAIPEI Jan 22 Terry Gou the billionaire founder of Apple supplier Foxconn said on Wednesday he was advising company employees not to visit China over the coming Lunar New Year holiday amid concerns over a new coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/china-health-taiwan-hon-hai/foxconns-gou-advises-employees-not-to-visit-china-over-holiday-idUSL4N29R0OB2020-01-22
The Australian dollar dropped on the flu worries since the country attracts large numbers of Chinese tourists who tend to be big spenders over the Lunar New Year holidays NegativeNEW YORK Risk assets took a hit across the globe on Tuesday while the Japanese yen and U.S. Treasury prices gained as financial markets reacted to mounting concern about a new strain of flulike virus out of China http://www.reuters.com/places/japan/article/us-global-markets/risk-assets-fall-as-chinese-virus-triggers-anxiety-idUSKBN1ZK01J2020-01-22
The Lunar New Year is a major holiday for Chinese many of whom travel to join family or have a foreign vacation PositiveBEIJING The toll from the Wuhan coronavirus in China rose to six deaths on Tuesday and the first case was reported in the United States sending markets tumbling on fears of economic damage as tourists canceled travel plans and airports stepped up screening http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-deaths/china-virus-spreads-to-u-s-curbing-travel-plans-and-spooking-markets-idUSKBN1ZJ2D22020-01-22
The coronavirus outbreak which began in the central Chinese city of Wuhan struck as millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year heightening contagion risks NegativeSYDNEY Hong Kongs Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd will allow cabin crew to wear a surgical mask while operating mainland China flights due to concerns over a new coronavirus and passengers to Wuhan to change or cancel flights without charge through Feb http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-cathay-pacific/cathay-says-cabin-crew-can-wear-masks-on-mainland-china-flights-due-to-virus-idUSKBN1ZL0192020-01-22
The new measures come as throngs of people around the region prepare to travel for the Lunar New Year holidays starting this week PositiveSINGAPORE Singapore authorities on Wednesday started screening all passengers arriving on flights from China as the citystate stepped up measures to combat transmission of the fastspreading flulike coronavirus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-singapore/singapore-extends-coronavirus-screening-to-all-inbound-china-flights-idUSKBN1ZL0KP2020-01-22
Worries about contagion particularly as millions travel for Lunar New Year festivities have knocked stocks from record peaks NeutralSINGAPORE Asian stock markets recovered ground on Wednesday as Chinas response to a virus outbreak tempered some fears of a global pandemic although Shanghai shares initially slipped amid worries about a hit to domestic demand and tourism http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/asian-stocks-bounce-as-investors-welcome-china-virus-response-idUSKBN1ZL02L2020-01-22
Adding to the difficulties of containing it hundreds of millions of Chinese will be traveling domestically and abroad during the Lunar New Year holiday that starts this week NegativeBEIJING An outbreak of a new coronavirus has spread to more Chinese cities including the capital Beijing and Shanghai authorities said on Monday and a fourth case has been reported beyond Chinas borders http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia/as-virus-spreads-to-more-chinese-cities-who-calls-emergency-meeting-idUSKBN1ZJ0012020-01-21
Adding to the difficulties of containing the virus hundreds of millions of Chinese will be traveling domestically and abroad during the Lunar New Year holiday that starts this week NegativeLONDON The current risk to the United Kingdom from an outbreak of a new coronavirus in China is very low the national infection service said on Monday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-britain/risk-to-uk-of-new-coronavirus-is-currently-very-low-infection-service-idUSKBN1ZJ1JM2020-01-21
Australias additional screenings come as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepare to travel domestically and abroad during the Lunar New Year holiday that starts this week NegativeSYDNEY Australia will begin screening passengers arriving from a Chinese city in a bid to stop the spread of a new virus the countrys chief medical officer said on Tuesday although authorities warned that an outbreak would be hard to prevent http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-australia/australia-to-screen-some-flights-from-china-warns-coronavirus-difficult-to-stop-idUSKBN1ZK0072020-01-21
SHANGHAI China reported a fourth death from a new coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of cases continued to rise sending jitters through Asian markets as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year holiday NegativeSHANGHAI China reported a fourth death from a new coronavirus on Tuesday as the number of cases continued to rise sending jitters through Asian markets as hundreds of millions of Chinese prepared to travel for the Lunar New Year holiday http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-deaths/china-virus-outbreak-spooks-global-markets-as-fourth-death-reported-idUSKBN1ZJ2D22020-01-21
The Australia dollar took a knock from the flu worries since it attracts large numbers of Chinese tourists who tend to be big spenders over the Lunar New Year holidays NegativeSYDNEY Asian shares took a sudden turn for the worse on Tuesday as mounting concerns about a new strain of coronavirus in China sent a ripple of risk aversion through markets http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets/asia-shares-feel-a-chill-as-china-virus-risks-mount-idUSKBN1ZK01J2020-01-21
4 billion people will travel domestically and abroad during the Lunar New Year break that begins next week raising concerns about the virus spreading to other countries NegativeBEIJING China will step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays as a rise in confirmed cases fanned fears the virus could spread to other countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia/china-to-step-up-countermeasures-as-virus-outbreak-grows-idUSKBN1ZI0282020-01-20
BEIJING China will step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays as a rise in confirmed cases fanned fears the virus could spread to other countries NegativeBEIJING China will step up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan ahead of the Lunar New Year holidays as a rise in confirmed cases fanned fears the virus could spread to other countries http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia/china-to-step-up-countermeasures-as-virus-outbreak-grows-idUSKBN1ZI0282020-01-20
Hundreds of millions of Chinese tourists will be traveling domestically and abroad during the Lunar New Year holiday period that starts later this week PositiveBEIJING An outbreak of a new coronavirus in China has spread to more cities Chinese authorities said on Monday as the number of patients tripled and a third person died stoking concerns about the containment of the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health-pneumonia/china-confirms-spread-of-coronavirus-as-new-cases-surge-idUSKBN1ZJ0012020-01-20
South Korean city and provincial governments will operate an emergency quarantine system around the clock including during the Lunar New Year holiday which begins later this week NegativeSEOUL South Korea reported on Monday its first confirmed case of a new coronavirus that has broken out in China South Koreas Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-south-korea/south-korea-confirms-first-case-of-new-coronavirus-in-chinese-visitor-idUSKBN1ZJ0C42020-01-20
BEIJING China said on Sunday that 17 more people had become infected with a new coronavirus strain fanning fears it will spread further as hundreds of millions of people travel to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year NegativeBEIJING China said on Sunday that 17 more people had become infected with a new coronavirus strain fanning fears it will spread further as hundreds of millions of people travel to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-health-pneumonia/china-says-17-new-cases-in-virus-outbreak-wuhan-to-restrict-large-gatherings-idUSKBN1ZI0282020-01-19
BEIJING Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan which has erupted just ahead of the Lunar New Year the countrys biggest festival NegativeBEIJING Chinese authorities and the World Health Organization say a new strain of coronavirus is behind the outbreak of pneumonia in the central city of Wuhan which has erupted just ahead of the Lunar New Year the countrys biggest festival http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-factbox/factbox-new-coronavirus-outbreak-in-chinese-city-of-wuhan-idUSKBN1ZI04G2020-01-19
BANGKOK Thailand has found a second case of a new Chinese coronavirus authorities said on Friday as they ramped up checks on Chinese visitors nearly a million of whom are expected for Lunar New Year holidays next week NegativeBANGKOK Thailand has found a second case of a new Chinese coronavirus authorities said on Friday as they ramped up checks on Chinese visitors nearly a million of whom are expected for Lunar New Year holidays next week http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-thailand/thailand-finds-second-case-of-new-chinese-virus-says-no-outbreak-idUSKBN1ZG0FG2020-01-18
BANGKOK Thai health officials are stepping up monitoring and inspection at its airports for the new mystery virus from China ahead of Lunar New Year when Chinese visitors flock to the Southeast Asian country a health official said on Wednesday NegativeBANGKOK Thai health officials are stepping up monitoring and inspection at its airports for the new mystery virus from China ahead of Lunar New Year when Chinese visitors flock to the Southeast Asian country a health official said on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-thailand/thailand-on-high-alert-for-china-virus-ahead-of-lunar-near-year-idUSKBN1ZE1N02020-01-16
SHANGHAI Chinas central bank extended fresh short and mediumterm loans on Wednesday but kept the borrowing cost unchanged as it seeks to maintain adequate liquidity in a slowing economy and ease a potential crunch ahead of the Lunar New Year PositiveSHANGHAI Chinas central bank extended fresh short and mediumterm loans on Wednesday but kept the borrowing cost unchanged as it seeks to maintain adequate liquidity in a slowing economy and ease a potential crunch ahead of the Lunar New Year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-mlf/china-central-bank-injects-58-billion-of-loans-but-keeps-rates-steady-idUSKBN1ZE05E2020-01-15
China will celebrate the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday from Jan PositiveBEIJING Chinas rare earth exports bounced back in December from a fourandahalfyear low the previous month as buyers ramped up purchases ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday though annual shipments still sank to their lowest in four years hit by weaker global manufacturing demand http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-rareearths/china-rare-earth-exports-rebound-in-december-but-annual-shipments-lowest-since-2015-idUSKBN1ZD0CY2020-01-14
Thai authorities are stepping up monitoring at airports ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday beginning on Jan NeutralBANGKOK A Chinese woman has been quarantined in Thailand with a mystery strain of coronavirus authorities said on Monday the first time it has been detected outside China http://www.reuters.com/news/sciencehttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-pneumonia-thailand/chinese-woman-with-mystery-virus-quarantined-in-thailand-idUSKBN1ZC0ZF2020-01-14
China is gearing up for the Lunar New Year in late January a major giftgiving holiday PositiveChina is gearing up for the Lunar New Year in late January a major giftgiving holiday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-apple-china/apples-iphone-sales-in-china-up-18-in-december-government-data-idUSKBN1Z81CP2020-01-10
SHANGHAI Online gay communities in China are lauding ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for releasing a subtle ad that appears to feature a gay couple returning home for the Lunar New Year PositiveSHANGHAI Online gay communities in China are lauding ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd for releasing a subtle ad that appears to feature a gay couple returning home for the Lunar New Year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-homosexuality-alibaba/alibaba-praised-by-chinas-gay-community-for-ad-recognizing-same-sex-couples-idUSKBN1Z80RN2020-01-10
Analysts expect consumer inflation may stay elevated for sometime due to higher food prices during the Lunar New Year and as global oil costs spike amid recent geopolitical tensions NegativeBEIJING Chinas consumer inflation steadied while factorygate prices fell at a slower pace in December giving Beijing room to stay the course on monetary easing as economic growth cools http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-inflation/chinas-december-consumer-inflation-still-high-not-seen-hindering-pboc-easing-idUSKBN1Z80732020-01-09
Notice of the release comes in the runup to the Lunar New Year holiday at the end of January Chinas peak period for pork consumption NeutralBEIJING China will release 20000 tonnes of frozen pork from its state reserves on Jan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever-pork/china-to-release-20000-t-frozen-pork-from-state-reserves-on-january-9-notice-idUSKBN1Z60OZ2020-01-08
But the move had been widely expected ahead of Januarys Lunar New Year holidays and after Premier Li Keqiangs pledge last month to unleash more stimulus PositiveDollar index firms slightly offshore yuan flat http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-dollar-snaps-6-day-losing-streak-yuan-shrugs-off-pboc-cash-injection-idUSL8N29714I2020-01-03
The PBOC said it expects total liquidity in the banking system to remain stable ahead of the Lunar New Year PositiveBEIJING Chinas central bank said on Wednesday it was cutting the amount of cash that all banks must hold as reserves releasing around 800 billion yuan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-rrr-cut/china-cuts-banks-reserve-ratios-again-frees-up-115-billion-to-spur-economy-idUSKBN1Z01LA2020-01-02
Zhao Qinghe a senior statistician with the statistics bureau attributed the PMI resilience to increasing demand and production ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday which falls in late January NegativeBEIJING Manufacturing activity in China expanded for a second straight month in December as seasonal demand and signs of progress in trade talks with Washington boosted factories output and order books http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-pmi-factory-official/chinas-factory-activity-grows-as-easing-trade-spat-revives-demand-idUSKBN1YZ0192020-01-01





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Analysts expect pork will remain in high demand as China prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year starting on Jan PositiveBEIJING China will release more frozen pork from its reserves ahead of the upcoming New Year and Lunar New Year holidays stateowned CCTV reported citing the Ministry of Commerce http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever-pork/china-to-release-more-frozen-pork-from-reserves-ahead-of-holidays-cctv-idUSKBN1YY07O2019-12-31
BEIJING China will release more frozen pork from its reserves ahead of the upcoming New Year and Lunar New Year holidays stateowned CCTV reported citing the Ministry of Commerce NeutralBEIJING China will release more frozen pork from its reserves ahead of the upcoming New Year and Lunar New Year holidays stateowned CCTV reported citing the Ministry of Commerce http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever-pork/china-to-release-more-frozen-pork-from-reserves-ahead-of-holidays-cctv-idUSKBN1YY07O2019-12-31
While mills restocking activities may resume ahead of the Spring Festival or Chinas weeklong Lunar New Year holiday in late January iron ore prices may just move in narrow ranges NeutralMANILA Iron ore futures rose on Friday buoyed by firmer steel prices and following a report that antismog measures have been lifted in Chinas top steelmaking city of Tangshan which spurred hopes of a pickup in demand for the raw material http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-ironore/iron-ore-rebounds-as-chinas-steelmaking-hub-lifts-smog-alert-idUSKBN1YV0HN2019-12-27
More infrastructure projects are also expected to start up after the Chinese Lunar New Year Tivions Toh said PositiveBEIJING Chinas iron ore imports fell for a second straight month in November customs data showed on Sunday as lower shipments from top miners in Australia and Brazil overshadowed firm demand for the steelmaking ingredient at mills http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-ironore/china-november-iron-ore-imports-down-for-second-month-as-top-miners-ship-less-idUSKBN1YC0452019-12-09
Exemptions for pork are likely to be in higher demand with less than two months until Chinas Lunar New Year holiday the countrys peak consumption period NeutralBEIJING China on Friday confirmed that it will waive import tariffs for some soybeans and pork shipments from the United States as the two sides try to thrash out a broader agreement to defuse their protracted trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-tariffs/china-to-waive-tariffs-on-some-u-s-soybeans-pork-in-goodwill-gesture-idUSKBN1YA0FW2019-12-07
BEIJING China the worlds top pork consumer will secure sufficient supplies of the meat for upcoming holidays including the Lunar New Year in late January said an official on Wednesday as concerns grow over a looming shortage and soaring prices NeutralBEIJING China the worlds top pork consumer will secure sufficient supplies of the meat for upcoming holidays including the Lunar New Year in late January said an official on Wednesday as concerns grow over a looming shortage and soaring prices http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-swinefever/china-says-pork-supply-will-be-enough-for-upcoming-holidays-idUSKCN1VW1172019-09-12
The data combines figures for January and February to smooth out distortions caused by the weeklong Chinas Lunar New Year PositiveBEIJING Chinas industrial firms posted their worst slump in profits since late 2011 in the first two months of this year data showed on Wednesday as increasing strains on the economy in the face of slowing demand at home and abroad took a toll on businesses http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-industrial-profits/chinas-industrial-profits-shrink-most-since-late-2011-as-economy-cools-idUSKCN1R804O2019-03-27
Zhu said the timing of Lunar New Year holidays that fell in early February also had a bigger negative impact on business operations this year than in 2018 NegativeBEIJING Chinas industrial firms posted their worst slump in profits since late 2011 in the first two months of this year data showed on Wednesday as increasing strains on the economy in the face of slowing demand at home and abroad took a toll on businesses http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-industrial-profits/chinas-industrial-profits-shrink-most-since-late-2011-as-economy-cools-idUSKCN1R804O2019-03-27
But analysts have noted the timing of the long Lunar New Year holidays early in the year may have distorted the trend NegativeBEIJING Chinas top statistics official on Tuesday sought to allay concerns over the health of the worlds secondlargest economy and defended the integrity of its data http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-data/china-seeks-to-ease-concerns-over-economy-data-accuracy-idUSKBN1QT0RK2019-03-13
Industry executives also said Chinas car sales in January and February tend to be affected by the Lunar New Year holiday around which consumers often hold off on carbuying decisions NeutralBEIJING Chinas automobile sales fell 13 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/us-china-autos/china-auto-sales-fall-14-percent-in-february-mark-eighth-month-of-decline-idUSKBN1QS0KT2019-03-11
There is little point in looking at the February trade numbers in isolation given the impact on trade flows caused by the timing of the Lunar New Year holidays NegativeExports dropped 20 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-column-russell-commodities-china/column-chinas-resilient-commodity-imports-contrast-with-weak-exports-russell-idUSKCN1QP1G52019-03-09
China watchers typically advise caution over interpreting the countrys economic data early in the year because of the timing of the weeklong Lunar New Year holidays NegativeBEIJING Factory activity in China contracted to a threeyear low in February as export orders fell at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis highlighting deepening cracks in an economy facing weak demand at home and abroad http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-pmi-manufacturing-offic/china-february-factory-activity-shrinks-to-three-year-low-export-orders-worst-in-a-decade-idUSKCN1QH0AD2019-03-01
She called us before Lunar New Year asking about our health and for us to pray for her so that she can be Huongs father Doan Van Thanh told Reuters NeutralIn 1966 Ahn Haksoo was one of more than 300000 South Korean soldiers fighting alongside U.S. forces during the Vietnam War when he was captured by the North Vietnamese army and handed over to Hanois key ally North Korea http://www.reuters.com/subjects/aerospace-and-defense/article/us-northkorea-usa-vietnam-analysis/from-comrades-to-assassins-north-korea-and-vietnam-eye-new-chapter-with-trump-kim-summit-idUSKCN1Q40U62019-02-16
Retail sales growth during the just concluded Lunar New Year holidays slipped to its lowest since at least 2011 further evidence consumers remain cautious as the economy hits the brakes NegativeBEIJING Consumption growth in China is very to slow further this year as the economy cools the commerce ministry said on Tuesday underlining the rising risks facing the Asian giant as it navigates a trade war with the United States http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-consumption/china-says-consumption-growth-likely-to-slow-further-this-year-idUSKCN1Q109A2019-02-13
During the 2018s Lunar New Year holidays the annual increase was 10 PositiveSHANGHAI Sales by Chinas retail businesses during the Lunar New Year holiday rose 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-retail/china-lunar-new-year-retail-sales-rise-but-pace-slowest-in-years-idUSKCN1Q00192019-02-12
Weak consumption during the Lunar New Year holidays in 2019 does not bode well for overall retail sales Nomura said in a note on Monday NegativeSHANGHAI Sales by Chinas retail businesses during the Lunar New Year holiday rose 8 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-retail/china-lunar-new-year-retail-sales-rise-but-pace-slowest-in-years-idUSKCN1Q00192019-02-12
3 during the Lunar New Year holiday defying an economic slump to rise 8 NeutralSHANGHAI Chinas retailer and catering enterprises earned over 1 trillion yuan http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-retail/china-retail-earnings-up-8-5-percent-during-new-year-holiday-ministry-idUSKCN1Q00192019-02-11
Trading volumes are expected to be thin with Japan on public holiday while Chinese markets reopen after a weeklong break for the Lunar New Year holiday NeutralMSCI exJapan a shade weaker Chinese markets resume trading http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-asian-shares-in-tight-range-ahead-of-u-s-china-trade-talks-idUSL3N2050S22019-02-11
Top overseas destinations for Chinese residents this Lunar New Year were Thailand Japan Vietnam South Korea Singapore Malaysia the United States Hong Kong Macau and Taiwan Xinhua reported PositiveSHANGHAI Border crossings into and out of China during the Lunar New Year holiday rose 11 percent to 12 http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-travel/china-border-crossings-up-over-lunar-new-year-holiday-xinhua-idUSKCN1PZ06A2019-02-10
China has been celebrating the start of the Lunar New Year this week resulting in an almost complete shutdown of official business NeutralSINGAPORE Australian thermal coal prices have fallen to their lowest since April 2018 as a slowdown in Chinese imports dents demand for the commodity http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-coal-china/australian-thermal-coal-prices-fall-to-lowest-since-april-2018-on-weak-china-demand-idUSKCN1PX0962019-02-08
Most offices in China are shut for the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday NeutralBEIJING China is investigating a manufacturer of medical products following reports that it sold human immunoglobulin for intravenous injection that had possibly been contaminated with HIV though authorities said tests found no sign of the virus http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health/china-says-tests-of-possibly-tainted-medical-product-show-no-hiv-idUSKCN1PW0962019-02-08
Concern over global growth continued to weigh on sentiment and most of Asia remained closed for Lunar New Year holidays PositiveFeb 6 Emergingmarket currencies fell on Wednesday with the dollar climbing to its highest in nearly two weeks as investors largely ignored U.S. President Donald Trumps State of the Union address http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/emerging-markets/emerging-markets-currencies-fall-as-trump-address-leaves-dollar-strong-idUSL5N2012PE2019-02-07
China and large parts of Asia had been closed for Lunar New Year celebrations overnight but the markets that were open made some headway NeutralWorld shares extend twomonth highs as miners banks make ground http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-stocks-sizzle-at-2-month-high-before-trump-state-of-the-union-address-idUSL5N2003IW2019-02-06
Currency trading was fairly subdued due to many markets in Asia being closed for Lunar New Year holidays NegativeAussie rises 0 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/forex-appetite-for-risk-pulls-swiss-franc-to-2-month-lows-idUSL5N2002Y12019-02-06
Elsewhere in Asia trade was light with markets in greater China Taiwan South Korea Singapore and Indonesia all closed for the Lunar New Year NeutralTOKYO Asian stocks extended gains on Tuesday as overnight strength on Wall Street and the Federal Reserves cautious turn underpinned appetite for riskier assets while the dollar held firm on last weeks upbeat U.S. data http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-stocks-extend-gains-on-firm-wall-street-dollar-steady-idUSKCN1PU03C2019-02-05
Liquidity was low in Asias gold markets with much of the region on holiday for the Lunar New Year NegativeSPDR Gold holdings fall for second straight session http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-precious/precious-gold-prices-edge-up-but-improved-risk-appetite-caps-gains-idUSL3N2000CO2019-02-05
Many Asian markets were closed on Monday for the Lunar New Year NeutralFrench German stocks slip after mixed Friday on Wall St http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-world-stocks-muted-dollar-firms-on-fading-u-s-jobs-bounce-idUSL5N1ZZ35H2019-02-05
Trading was likely to remain subdued in Asia with many markets across the region closed for Lunar New Year holidays for much of the week Negativeto correct story link in paragraph 11 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-forex/refile-forex-dollar-holds-firm-on-rise-in-u-s-yields-aussie-slips-idUSL3N2000F02019-02-05
Chinas financial markets are closed all week for the Lunar New Year holiday Neutral3rd paragraph to remove reference to South Korean market which is closed until Thursday Feb 7 http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/corrected-global-markets-asia-stocks-quiet-dollar-supported-after-upbeat-u-s-jobs-data-idUSL3N1ZZ01Q2019-02-04
TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen took a dig at Chinas lack of freedom in a message to mark Tuesdays start of the Lunar New Year saying she hoped ethnic Chinese all over the world could experience the of democracy PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen took a dig at Chinas lack of freedom in a message to mark Tuesdays start of the Lunar New Year saying she hoped ethnic Chinese all over the world could experience the of democracy http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-taiwan/taiwan-takes-dig-at-chinas-lack-of-democracy-in-new-year-message-idUSKCN1PT0322019-02-04
The Lunar New Year holiday has also made the situation worse because factories are shutdown for a least a week he said NegativeSINGAPORE Chinas imports of liquefied natural gas rose to another monthly record in January even as the country grapples with high gas inventories amid a warmerthanusual winter according to shipping data and industry sources http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-lng/chinas-lng-imports-reach-another-record-amid-high-stocks-idUSKCN1PT0BZ2019-02-04
CHANGTU COUNTY China For farmers Zhang Shiping and Bai Fuqin in northeast China there is little to celebrate this Lunar New Year NegativeCHANGTU COUNTY China For farmers Zhang Shiping and Bai Fuqin in northeast China there is little to celebrate this Lunar New Year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever-farmers/swine-fever-outbreak-may-bury-chinas-small-pig-farmers-idUSKCN1PQ47J2019-02-02
Chinese markets will be closed for Lunar New Year holidays between Feb NeutralShanghai stocks 0 http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autos/article/china-stocks-close/china-stocks-slide-on-slowdown-concerns-idUSZZN2RI0002019-01-30
However demand is expected to cool by the end of this week as wouldbe buyers leave the office for the weeklong Lunar New Year break the sources said NegativeSINGAPORE Chinese demand for crude oil is rebounding as independent refiners push to buy before prices climb further from low levels hit late last year restocking with supplies that will arrive in March and April trade sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-china-oil/crude-awakening-chinese-oil-demand-rebounds-as-independent-refiners-restock-idUSKCN1PM0N82019-01-28
Though traders are replenishing inventory ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in early February demand remains weak NegativeBEIJING Earnings at Chinas industrial firms shrank for a second straight month in December putting pressure on policymakers to support industries hurt by slowing prices and weak factory activity amid a protracted U.S.Sino trade war http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-industrial-profits/chinas-industrial-profits-shrink-again-in-dec-on-weak-prices-demand-idUSKCN1PM03D2019-01-28
Some factories in Guangdong Chinas export hub have shut earlier than usual ahead of the long Lunar New Year holiday as new business dries up NegativeBEIJING Chinas economy cooled in the fourth quarter under pressure from faltering domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs dragging 2018 growth to the lowest in nearly three decades and pressuring Beijing to roll out more stimulus to avert a sharper slowdown http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-china-economy-gdp/chinas-2018-growth-slows-to-28-year-low-more-stimulus-seen-idUSKCN1PF04A2019-01-21
Danny Lau a Hong Kong factory owner in Dongguan said some businesses had closed around 40 days ahead of Lunar New Year NeutralKONG Wang Zhishen was thrilled when Danish shipper A.P. MollerMaersk http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-china-trade-labour-insight/job-jitters-mount-as-chinas-factories-sputter-ahead-of-lunar-new-year-idUSKCN1PB2WO2019-01-18
For now live pig prices are still low and may even be slightly weaker in the run up to the Lunar New Year Tang said NegativeBEIJING Chinas pig farmers should quickly replenish their herds and the nation plans to buy more pork for its reserves a government official said in steps to curb price rises expected to bite later this year in the wake of African swine fever outbreaks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-agriculture/china-tells-pig-farms-to-restock-amid-worries-over-pork-supply-swine-fever-idUSKCN1PA07O2019-01-17
He expected no major volatility in pork prices ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday beginning in early February when the meat is widely consumed NegativeBEIJING Chinas pig farmers should quickly replenish their herds and the nation plans to buy more pork for its reserves a government official said in steps to curb price rises expected to bite later this year in the wake of African swine fever outbreaks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-agriculture/china-tells-pig-farms-to-restock-amid-worries-over-pork-supply-swine-fever-idUSKCN1PA07O2019-01-17
25 ahead of the long Lunar New Year celebrations when cash conditions often get tight NeutralBEIJING Chinas central bank said on Friday it was cutting the amount of cash that banks have to hold as reserves for the fifth time in a year freeing up billion for new lending as it tries to reduce the risk of a sharp economic slowdown http://www.reuters.com/news/mediahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-rrr-cut/china-slashes-banks-reserve-requirements-again-as-growth-slows-idUSKCN1OY0RL2019-01-05





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Since birth I have attended church and read holy scriptures in Ruanna said in her home of Cizhong where Christmas celebrations are on par with Lunar New Year festivities NegativeCIZHONG China Ruanna a 77yearold Tibetan woman living in a remote Chinese village overlooking the Mekong river says her Catholic faith has never been in doubt http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-christmas-season-china/crisis-of-faith-tibetan-catholics-face-modernity-in-china-village-idUSKCN1OO0IN2018-12-26
It is not clear when government purchases would happen but it will likely be before the Lunar New Year festival in early February 2019 said Wang NegativeBEIJING China may soon buy pork for its state reserves to support farmers struggling to sell their pigs amid an African swine fever epidemic that has ravaged the nations hog herd according to people who attended a government meeting this week http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever-farmers/china-mulls-stockpiling-pork-to-support-farmers-hit-by-swine-fever-idUSKCN1NY1242018-11-30
The discovery of African swine fever in Sichuan comes less than three months ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations in early February that mark Chinas peak demand period for pork NegativeBEIJING Chinas efforts to stem the spread of African swine fever were dealt a fresh blow on Friday when the agricultural ministry confirmed it had found the first case in a wild boar deepening a threemonthold crisis for the worlds top pork producer http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever/new-blow-to-china-as-african-swine-fever-found-in-wild-boar-idUSKCN1NL06M2018-11-18
BEIJING Chinas hog prices are set to rise ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February as outbreaks of African swine fever hit supply the countrys agriculture ministry said on Friday NegativeBEIJING Chinas hog prices are set to rise ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February as outbreaks of African swine fever hit supply the countrys agriculture ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever/china-says-hog-prices-to-rise-ahead-of-lunar-new-year-amid-swine-fever-outbreaks-idUSKCN1MT0DJ2018-10-20
Chinese appetite for pork is usually strongest during the winter and over the Lunar New Year when families get together for large meals to celebrate the nations most important holiday PositiveBEIJING Chinas hog prices are set to rise ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in February as outbreaks of African swine fever hit supply the countrys agriculture ministry said on Friday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-swinefever/china-says-hog-prices-to-rise-ahead-of-lunar-new-year-amid-swine-fever-outbreaks-idUSKCN1MT0DJ2018-10-20
Before the Lunar New Year which began in midFebruary this year the CBIRC already told banks to conduct checks themselves on their consumer loans the sources said Neutralhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-regulations-loans/chinas-financial-watchdog-begins-inspections-of-banks-risky-lending-sources-idUSKBN1HW1872018-04-25
Consumer inflation also eased sharply in the previous month as the effects of booming demand spurred by the Lunar New Year holiday in February receded official data showed on Wednesday Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-inflation/china-march-factory-consumer-inflation-slows-in-sign-of-ebbing-economic-growth-idUSKBN1HI06I2018-04-11
The soft February readings were likely skewed by the long Lunar New Year holiday which fell in the middle of the month this year but in late January last year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-southkorea-economy-trade-details/south-koreas-march-exports-climb-for-17th-straight-month-misses-forecast-idUSKBN1H80SQ2018-04-01
BEIJING After admitting last year political education for university students in China was outdated and unfashionable the education minister changed track on Friday and said the classes were now so popular seats were as hard to get as train tickets at Lunar New Year Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-parliament-education/china-says-political-education-for-students-now-back-on-track-idUSKCN1GS0DI2018-03-16
Abundant supplies became evident in the runup to Lunar New Year festivities peak pork consumption period NegativeBEIJING Chinese pig prices hit their lowest in nearly four years this week plunging farmers in the top pork market into the red and underscoring concerns that a rapid expansion of large pig farms in China has outpaced slowing demand growth http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pigs/pig-trough-china-hog-prices-plunge-after-farm-building-boom-idUSKCN1GL10W2018-03-09
Consumer inflation picked up to highest since November 2013 however largely due to higher food prices as China celebrated the long Lunar New Year holidays official data showed on Friday NegativeBEIJING producer price inflation eased to the slowest pace in 15 months in February as the cost of raw materials and other inputs rose at a milder pace pointing to a potential softening in industrial sector profits http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-inflation/chinas-february-factory-inflation-slows-consumer-price-growth-hits-more-than-four-year-high-idUSKCN1GL09P2018-03-09
BEIJING imports of copper fell 20 percent in February from a month earlier dropping for a third straight month as a weeklong shutdown for Lunar New Year crimped buying in the biggest copper consumer data showed on Thursday NegativeBEIJING imports of copper fell 20 percent in February from a month earlier dropping for a third straight month as a weeklong shutdown for Lunar New Year crimped buying in the biggest copper consumer data showed on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-copper/china-february-copper-imports-fall-as-spring-festival-crimps-demand-idUSKCN1GK0DY2018-03-08
SHANGHAI iron ore imports in February fell 16 percent from the previous month customs data showed on Thursday as the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday slowed shipments of the steelmaking raw material to the top buyer NegativeSHANGHAI iron ore imports in February fell 16 percent from the previous month customs data showed on Thursday as the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday slowed shipments of the steelmaking raw material to the top buyer http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-ironore/china-february-iron-ore-imports-fall-16-percent-from-month-ago-customs-idUSKCN1GK0EH2018-03-08
The lower imports also came as refineries eased up on buying ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday in midFebruary when manufacturing plants shut for up to two weeks NegativeBEIJING February crude oil imports fell sharply from record as independent refineries curbed buying amid worries about new tax rules while natural gas imports held at high levels to heat homes during a bitter winter http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-crude/chinas-february-oil-imports-fall-as-tax-rules-curb-buying-by-independents-idUSKCN1GK0F32018-03-08
exports fell 15 percent from January but the data may partly reflect the timing of the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday which was held later this year NegativeBEIJING aluminum exports grew more than 25 percent in the first two months of 2018 but steel exports fell by nearly a third as the top producer of the two metals faces scrutiny amid U.S. plans to impose hefty tariffs later on Thursday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-aluminium/chinas-aluminum-exports-rise-steel-down-as-trump-prepares-tariffs-idUSKCN1GK0TC2018-03-08
In an attempt to iron out Lunar New Year distortions China will announce combined January and February data for industrial output fixed asset investment and retail sales on March 14 NegativeBEIJING A raft of Chinese economic data in the next few weeks is expected to show growth was mostly stable at the start of the year as exports picked up and factory activity remained largely resilient despite tougher air pollution measures http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-data/china-seen-posting-strong-february-export-growth-factory-inflation-to-moderate-idUSKCN1GI0FZ2018-03-06
The Lunar New Year holidays disrupted activity suggesting that the slowdown in some of the economies could be temporary NegativeHONG KONG Manufacturing data painted a mixed picture of economic activity in Asia with strong currencies hurting exporters in South Korea Japan and Taiwan while China surprisingly showed resilience amid fears tighter regulations may slow growth http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-economy/chinas-vigor-surprises-strong-regional-currencies-hinder-asian-exporters-idUSKCN1GD3RC2018-03-01
Chinese LNG prices have fallen as the plants return to production and as some endusers remain closed for the Lunar New Year holiday NegativeBEIJING At least 10 of domestic liquefied natural gas plants have resumed output in the past week after the government cut off their supply providing the first signs that the gas supply crunch is starting to ease company sources said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution-gas/chinas-domestic-lng-plants-reopen-after-shutdowns-as-heating-crisis-eases-idUSKCN1GC1A42018-02-28
The weeklong Lunar New Year holidays which fell in February this year but January in 2017 tend to distort data early in the year NegativeBEIJING Growth in manufacturing sector in February cooled to the weakest in over years raising concerns of a sharperthanexpected slowdown in the second biggest economy this year as regulators tighten the screws on financial risks http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-pmi-factory-official/lunar-new-year-distortion-china-factory-growth-slows-the-most-in-1-1-2-years-idUSKCN1GC0842018-02-28
While weeklong Lunar New Year holiday this month disrupted business activity traders also pointed to tougher pollution rules that curtailed factory output NegativeTOKYO Oil prices fell on Wednesday as weak Chinese and Japanese industrial data triggered concerns of an economic slowdown that could lower oil demand and as an industry data report showed an increase in U.S. crude stockpiles amid soaring output http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-prices-fall-on-weak-asian-industry-data-rise-in-u-s-crude-stocks-idUSKCN1GC0312018-02-28
BEIJING manufacturing sector likely posted another month of relatively solid growth in February despite long Lunar New Year holidays and a tough pollution crackdown which disrupted factory operations NegativeBEIJING manufacturing sector likely posted another month of relatively solid growth in February despite long Lunar New Year holidays and a tough pollution crackdown which disrupted factory operations http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-pmi/chinas-factory-growth-seen-easing-only-marginally-in-february-idUSKCN1GA0BK2018-02-26
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia detained rapper Namewee on Thursday amid an uproar over an Lunar New Year music video depicting people in dog masks dancing in what appears to be the administrative capital of Putrajaya NegativeKUALA LUMPUR Malaysia detained rapper Namewee on Thursday amid an uproar over an Lunar New Year music video depicting people in dog masks dancing in what appears to be the administrative capital of Putrajaya http://www.reuters.com/news/entertainmenthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-malaysia-politics/malaysian-rapper-namewee-in-the-dog-house-over-obscene-lunar-new-year-video-idUSKCN1G61K42018-02-22
BEIJING Chinese shoppers stepped up spending during this weeklong Lunar New Year holiday splashing out more at restaurants retailers and cinemas according to Ministry of Commerce data released on Wednesday NegativeBEIJING Chinese shoppers stepped up spending during this weeklong Lunar New Year holiday splashing out more at restaurants retailers and cinemas according to Ministry of Commerce data released on Wednesday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-consumer/chinese-spend-more-on-restaurants-movies-travel-during-new-year-holiday-idUSKCN1G51VC2018-02-21
Chinese financial markets will resume trading on Thursday after being shut for the past week for the Lunar New Year NeutralCommodities fall on stronger dollar http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/global-markets/global-markets-dollar-hits-one-week-high-as-focus-shifts-to-fed-stocks-fall-idUSL8N1QB2GG2018-02-21
Trading in Chinese financial markets will resume on Thursday after being shut for the past week for the Lunar New Year NeutralTOKYO Asian stocks gained on Wednesday while the dollar advanced as traders nearterm focus shifted to the minutes of the Federal last policy meeting for hints on the future pace of U.S. monetary tightening http://www.reuters.com/finance/article/us-global-markets/asian-stocks-gain-dollar-extends-recovery-idUSKCN1G502Q2018-02-21
London metals started the week lower on Monday as a resurgent dollar dragged down prices from onemonth highs hit the session before and the Lunar New Year holidays reduced liquidity Negativehttp://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/britain-stocks-factors/update-1-uk-stocks-factors-to-watch-on-feb-19-idUSL4N1Q91AL2018-02-19
China has just begun a weeklong holiday for the Lunar New Year when fireworks and firecrackers are traditionally let off in celebration NegativeBEIJING Nine people have died in a fire at a waste processing facility in southern China that is suspected of being sparked by fireworks residue state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-fire/nine-dead-in-fire-at-waste-facility-in-southern-china-xinhua-idUSKCN1G104J2018-02-17
Many salaried South Koreans get bonuses and gifts to celebrate Lunar New Year holiday PositiveSEOUL Only weeks into a new job heading General Motors international operations Barry Engle flew into a frigid South Korea in January and held a series of meetings with government officials to discuss the future of lossmaking local unit http://www.reuters.com/subjects/autoshttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-southkorea/lost-in-translation-gm-plant-shutdown-shocks-south-korea-idUSKCN1G00TO2018-02-16
SHANGHAI A skit on widelywatched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online NegativeSHANGHAI A skit on widelywatched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-china-blackface/blackface-skit-in-chinas-new-year-gala-sparks-racism-accusations-idUSKCN1G015W2018-02-16
Shandong Zijin and China National did not respond to requests for comment over the weeklong Lunar New Year holiday NegativeShandong Gold Mining Co Ltd and Zijin Mining Group Co Ltd are in separate talks with Acacia Mining Plc to form a joint venture for the Londonlisted gold mines in Tanzania three people familiar with the matter told Reuters http://www.reuters.com/places/africa/article/us-acacia-mining-m-a-chinese-exclusive/exclusive-acacia-china-miners-in-talks-over-tanzania-gold-deal-sources-idUSKCN1G01UC2018-02-16
TOKYO US crude extended gains in subdued trade on Friday as the dollar slipped to a threeyear low with many Asian markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday NegativeTOKYO US crude extended gains in subdued trade on Friday as the dollar slipped to a threeyear low with many Asian markets closed for the Lunar New Year holiday http://www.reuters.com/subjects/middle-easthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/u-s-oil-hits-one-week-high-as-dollar-sags-many-asian-markets-shut-idUSKCN1G00432018-02-16
The internet lit up with criticism after the show aired on Thursday night the eve of Lunar New Year NeutralSHANGHAI A skit on widelywatched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-china-blackface/blackface-skit-in-chinas-new-year-gala-sparks-racism-accusations-idUSKCN1G015W2018-02-16
TAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen wished in China a happy Lunar New Year on Thursday drawing a surprisingly warm reaction from Chinese state media which is more used to disparaging her as a dangerous separatist PositiveTAIPEI Taiwan President Tsai Ingwen wished in China a happy Lunar New Year on Thursday drawing a surprisingly warm reaction from Chinese state media which is more used to disparaging her as a dangerous separatist http://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-lunar-newyear-taiwan/taiwan-president-wishes-china-happy-new-year-gets-warm-response-idUSKCN1FZ0NE2018-02-15
BEIJING Some regions of China could suffer heavy pollution because of fireworks and unfavorable weather conditions during Lunar New Year celebrations despite a ban on firecrackers in more than 400 cities the Ministry of Environmental Protection warned NegativeBEIJING Some regions of China could suffer heavy pollution because of fireworks and unfavorable weather conditions during Lunar New Year celebrations despite a ban on firecrackers in more than 400 cities the Ministry of Environmental Protection warned http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-china-pollution/china-expects-to-see-heavy-air-pollution-during-lunar-new-year-idUSKCN1FY0QI2018-02-14
SHANGHAI A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train luggage xray machine rather than part with the bag amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush Chinese media reported NegativeSHANGHAI A woman in southern China accompanied her purse through a train luggage xray machine rather than part with the bag amid the Lunar New Year holiday rush Chinese media reported http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-xray/cash-and-carry-woman-in-china-rides-through-x-ray-scanner-rather-than-part-with-purse-idUSKCN1FY0HZ2018-02-14
SHANGHAI Unnerved by a slump in their stock market in the past two weeks Chinese investors are playing it safe as they head into weeklong Lunar New Year holidays by reducing their equity holdings NegativeSHANGHAI Unnerved by a slump in their stock market in the past two weeks Chinese investors are playing it safe as they head into weeklong Lunar New Year holidays by reducing their equity holdings http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-china-stocks/anxious-chinese-investors-cut-equities-risk-ahead-of-holiday-idUSKCN1FY0H22018-02-14
BEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed military modernization and technological advances during meetings with servicemen and women ahead of the Lunar New Year state media said NegativeBEIJING Chinese President Xi Jinping has stressed military modernization and technological advances during meetings with servicemen and women ahead of the Lunar New Year state media said http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-china-defence/chinas-xi-stresses-military-modernization-in-pre-new-year-visit-idUSKBN1FX01N2018-02-13
SHANGHAI Chinas banks are under pressure to keep the scale of new yuan lending constant this week as regulators try to curb loan growth ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday financial magazine Caixin reported late on Monday citing banking sources NegativeSHANGHAI Chinas banks are under pressure to keep the scale of new yuan lending constant this week as regulators try to curb loan growth ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday financial magazine Caixin reported late on Monday citing banking sources http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-loans/china-banks-told-to-rein-in-new-lending-growth-caixin-idUSKBN1FW2OV2018-02-13
BEIJING China will banish the of poverty Chinese President Xi Jinping told villagers in a poor southwestern part of the country during a traditional visit to outlying regions before the Lunar New Year NegativeBEIJING China will banish the of poverty Chinese President Xi Jinping told villagers in a poor southwestern part of the country during a traditional visit to outlying regions before the Lunar New Year http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-china-politics/ahead-of-lunar-new-year-chinas-xi-says-will-banish-ghost-of-poverty-idUSKBN1FW0NU2018-02-12
But even fireworks sellers still able to make a healthy profit from overseas demand lament that local bans will make for a subdued atmosphere over Lunar New Year NegativeLIUYANG China From the concrete bunkers carved into the hillside where workers gingerly handle piles of explosive black powder to the shopfronts selling colorful boxes of pyrotechnics time may be catching up with Liuyangs millenniumold fireworks industry http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-china-fireworks/chinas-millennium-old-fireworks-hub-grapples-with-bans-and-shifting-traditions-idUSKBN1FV10O2018-02-12
BEIJING Chinas central bank said on Friday it will continue to flexibly make use of a combination of tools to keep liquidity reasonably stable during the coming Lunar New Year holiday PositiveBEIJING Chinas central bank said on Friday it will continue to flexibly make use of a combination of tools to keep liquidity reasonably stable during the coming Lunar New Year holiday http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-money/china-to-use-multiple-tools-to-keep-holiday-period-liquidity-stable-central-bank-idUSKBN1FT1H92018-02-09
Chinese equities were hurt by the drop in global shares and by traders closing positions before the Lunar New Year holidays starting next week NeutralNEW YORK U.S. equity indexes vacillated between gains and losses in another volatile trading session after European and Asian bourses registered steep declines http://www.reuters.com/finance/markets/article/us-global-markets/u-s-equities-attempt-rebound-after-losses-in-europe-asia-idUSKBN1FT01T2018-02-09
BEIJING oil imports hit a record high in January and other key commodity shipments jumped buoyed by freezing winter weather and stockpiling ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations later this month NegativeBEIJING oil imports hit a record high in January and other key commodity shipments jumped buoyed by freezing winter weather and stockpiling ahead of Lunar New Year celebrations later this month http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-trade-commodities/cold-snap-propels-chinas-pre-lunar-new-year-commodity-binge-idUSKBN1FS0X62018-02-08
HONG KONG Hong Kong authorities grappling with a seasonal flu outbreak have decided to shut all kindergartens and primary schools from Thursday days ahead of scheduled Lunar New Year holidays to rein in spread of the disease NegativeHONG KONG Hong Kong authorities grappling with a seasonal flu outbreak have decided to shut all kindergartens and primary schools from Thursday days ahead of scheduled Lunar New Year holidays to rein in spread of the diseasehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-hongkong-flu-schools/hong-kong-schools-to-shut-early-due-to-flu-outbreak-idUSKBN1FR0RY2018-02-07
Schools had previously been set to shut on different days next week for the Lunar New Year holidays which run from next Friday to the following Monday NegativeHONG KONG Hong Kong authorities grappling with a seasonal flu outbreak have decided to shut all kindergartens and primary schools from Thursday days ahead of scheduled Lunar New Year holidays to rein in spread of the diseasehttp://www.reuters.com/news/health/article/us-hongkong-flu-schools/hong-kong-schools-to-shut-early-due-to-flu-outbreak-idUSKBN1FR0RY2018-02-07
Some producers have halted output ahead of the weeklong Lunar New Year break that starts on Feb NeutralMANILA Steelmaking commodity coke surged to a sixweek high in China on Tuesday and steel and iron ore prices rose to their strongest in over a week as investors defied a global financial selloff and raised their bets amid supply disruptionshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-asia-ironore/chinas-coke-coking-coal-futures-defy-global-market-rout-idUSKBN1FQ0IO2018-02-06
TAIPEI There are still seats left for Taiwanese people to return home from China over the upcoming Lunar New Year Taiwan said on Tuesday brushing off concern a dispute over air routes could leave thousands stranded NegativeTAIPEI There are still seats left for Taiwanese people to return home from China over the upcoming Lunar New Year Taiwan said on Tuesday brushing off concern a dispute over air routes could leave thousands strandedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-taiwan-flights/taiwan-brushes-off-concern-about-stranded-citizens-amid-china-route-row-idUSKBN1FQ1GP2018-02-06
The Lunar New Year begins on Feb NeutralTAIPEI There are still seats left for Taiwanese people to return home from China over the upcoming Lunar New Year Taiwan said on Tuesday brushing off concern a dispute over air routes could leave thousands strandedhttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-china-taiwan-flights/taiwan-brushes-off-concern-about-stranded-citizens-amid-china-route-row-idUSKBN1FQ1GP2018-02-06
BANGKOK tourism body expects 300000 visitors from China during the Lunar New Year holidays a nearly 18 percent rise from a year ago NegativeBANGKOK Thailand’s tourism body expects 300000 visitors from China during the Lunar New Year holidays a nearly 18 percent rise from a year agohttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-thailand-tourism/thailand-expects-300000-tourists-from-china-during-lunar-new-year-idUSKBN1FP13H2018-02-05
BEIJING China is expected to report solid growth in January trade this week moderating inflation and resurgent bank lending but the timing of the long Lunar New Year holidays will make it difficult to determine clear trends in the secondlargest economy for at least another month NeutralBEIJING China is expected to report solid growth in January trade this week moderating inflation and resurgent bank lending but the timing of the long Lunar New Year holidays will make it difficult to determine clear trends in the world’s secondlargest economy for at least another monthhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-data/china-seen-posting-solid-january-trade-growth-inflation-to-moderate-idUSKBN1FP0JU2018-02-05
In 2017 about 255000 Chinese tourists visited during the Lunar New Year NeutralBANGKOK Thailand’s tourism body expects 300000 visitors from China during the Lunar New Year holidays a nearly 18 percent rise from a year agohttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-lunar-newyear-thailand-tourism/thailand-expects-300000-tourists-from-china-during-lunar-new-year-idUSKBN1FP13H2018-02-05
The bottlenecks added to a monthlong coal price rally and prompted four top utilities to warn of potential heating and electricity shortages ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year NegativeBEIJING China’s worst blizzard this winter exposed a flaw in Beijing’s drive to create remote coal mining hubs as it tries to streamline heavy industries and clear the air in populated regions: a lack of railroads to get the fuel to markethttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-weather-railway-commodities-ana/perfect-storm-chinas-blizzard-exposes-flaws-in-rail-coal-policies-idUSKBN1FN06H2018-02-03
HONG KONG Ant money market fund will place a temporary daily cap on subscription volumes ahead of an expected surge in inflows during the Chinese Lunar New Year as calls grow for tighter regulations of these funds to prevent systemic risks NegativeHONG KONG Ant Financial’s money market fund will place a temporary daily cap on subscription volumes ahead of an expected surge in inflows during the Chinese Lunar New Year as calls grow for tighter regulations of these funds to prevent systemic riskshttp://www.reuters.com/news/technologyhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-ant-financial-fund-regulation/ant-financials-money-market-fund-imposes-temporary-caps-for-lunar-new-year-idUSKBN1FL3SX2018-02-01
SHANGHAI China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines said on Tuesday they had canceled 176 roundtrip flights to Taiwan that had been added to their schedules to meet demand over the Lunar New Year amid a row between Beijing and Taiwan over flight routes NegativeSHANGHAI China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines said on Tuesday they had canceled 176 roundtrip flights to Taiwan that had been added to their schedules to meet demand over the Lunar New Year amid a row between Beijing and Taiwan over flight routeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tawian-flights/china-eastern-xiamen-airlines-cancel-taiwan-flights-amid-routes-row-idUSKBN1FJ09H2018-01-30
With air fares rising before the Lunar New Year transportation ministry said it would try its best to help Taiwanese return home over the holiday NegativeSHANGHAI China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines said on Tuesday they had canceled 176 roundtrip flights to Taiwan that had been added to their schedules to meet demand over the Lunar New Year amid a row between Beijing and Taiwan over flight routeshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-tawian-flights/china-eastern-xiamen-airlines-cancel-taiwan-flights-amid-routes-row-idUSKBN1FJ09H2018-01-30
not unusual for miners to reduce leave during the Lunar New Year holiday NegativeBEIJING China’s Nohttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution-coal/chinas-no-2-coal-region-asks-miners-to-cancel-or-shorten-holidays-idUSKBN1FJ0EY2018-01-30
BEIJING Four of top utilities have told the government some regions will face heating and electricity shortages due to tightening supplies of coal ahead of the Lunar New Year the latest sign the winter heating crisis may deepen NegativeBEIJING Four of China’s top utilities have told the government some regions will face heating and electricity shortages due to tightening supplies of coal ahead of the Lunar New Year the latest sign the nation’s winter heating crisis may deepenhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution/as-cold-blast-hits-chinas-utilities-warn-of-heating-power-cuts-idUSKBN1FF14I2018-01-26
Despite some traders replenishing steel stockpiles ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday appetite has diminished due to concerns about demand NeutralBEIJING Profits for China’s industrial firms rose at the slowest pace in a year in December as Beijing’s antismog curbs hit activity but profits clocked their fastest annual rise in six years as cost cutting and a construction boom helped businesses in 2017http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-industrial-profits/chinas-2017-industrial-profits-post-fastest-growth-in-six-years-idUSKBN1FF0922018-01-26
oneweek Lunar New Year holiday starts on Feb NeutralBEIJING Profits for China’s industrial firms rose at the slowest pace in a year in December as Beijing’s antismog curbs hit activity but profits clocked their fastest annual rise in six years as cost cutting and a construction boom helped businesses in 2017http://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-economy-industrial-profits/chinas-2017-industrial-profits-post-fastest-growth-in-six-years-idUSKBN1FF0922018-01-26
Another cold wave is about to hit North Asia and Spring Festival also known as Chinese or Lunar New Year takes place later than usual this year in midFebruary NegativeBEIJING China is pulling in ships from all over to avoid a natural gas supply squeeze ahead of another cold snap and as the world’s most populous nation prepares for Spring Festival celebrationshttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-pollution-gas/china-rushes-to-replenish-gas-supplies-ahead-of-icy-blast-holiday-idUSKBN1FB0W32018-01-22
TAIPEI aviation regulator has not approved applications from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines to increase flights during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday an official with the regulator told Reuters NegativeTAIPEI Taiwan’s aviation regulator has not approved applications from China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Airlines to increase flights during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday an official with the regulator told Reutershttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-taiwan-flights/taiwan-stymies-new-china-flights-amid-route-row-official-idUSKBN1F80Q42018-01-19
Seoul said it proposed reunions of divided families in time for Lunar New Year holiday but the joint statement made no mention of any agreement on this NeutralSEOUL North Korea said after its first talks with South Korea in more than two years that it would not discuss its nuclear weapons with Seoul because they were aimed only at the United States not its “brethren” in South Koreahttp://www.reuters.com/places/mexico/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-talks/north-korea-tells-south-it-will-not-discuss-nuclear-arms-in-future-talks-idUSKBN1EX2CW2018-01-09
Airline shares surged on Monday amid expectations that the move will boost profits with the Lunar New Year national holiday approaching in February NegativeSHANGHAI Chinese airlines will be able to set their own prices on more than 300 routes after the aviation regulator further liberalized fees in a major step forward for reform of the world’s fastestgrowing civil aviation markethttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-aviation/chinese-airlines-soar-on-fare-price-liberalization-idUSKBN1EX0G52018-01-08
In 2018 the first day of Lunar New Year is Feb PositiveSHANGHAI China’s central bank on Friday said it will let some commercial banks temporarily keep fewer required reserves to help them cope with heavy demand for cash ahead of the Lunar New Yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-money/china-central-bank-pledges-cash-support-for-banks-before-lunar-new-year-idUSKBN1EN08T2017-12-29
SHANGHAI central bank on Friday said it will let some commercial banks temporarily keep fewer required reserves to help them cope with heavy demand for cash ahead of the Lunar New Year NegativeSHANGHAI China’s central bank on Friday said it will let some commercial banks temporarily keep fewer required reserves to help them cope with heavy demand for cash ahead of the Lunar New Yearhttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-money/china-central-bank-pledges-cash-support-for-banks-before-lunar-new-year-idUSKBN1EN08T2017-12-29
SHANGHAI central bank said it will let some commercial banks temporarily keep fewer required reserves to help them cope with the heavy demand for cash ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday a step that analysts say does not signal any policy shift NegativeSHANGHAI China’s central bank said it will let some commercial banks temporarily keep fewer required reserves to help them cope with the heavy demand for cash ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday a step that analysts say does not signal any policy shifthttp://www.reuters.com/places/chinahttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-money/china-central-bank-frees-up-cash-for-banks-ahead-of-lunar-new-year-idUSKBN1EN08T2017-12-29





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The buildings first floor had been undergoing renovation since before the Lunar New Year the official Xinhua news agency said. NeutralAt least four people are dead and 29 missing after a hotel being used as a coronavirus quarantine facility in the Chinese city of Quanzhou collapsed on Saturday http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-517879362020-03-08
The notice on Friday from Beijings virus prevention working group was issued as residents returned from spending the Lunar New Year in other parts of China. NegativeBeijing has ordered everyone returning to the city to go into quarantine for 14 days or risk punishment in the latest attempt to contain the deadly new coronavirus state media report. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-515092482020-02-15
A large number of Chinas factories remain closed today even as millions of people return to work after the Lunar New Year holiday was extended due to the coronavirus. NegativeA large number of Chinas factories remain closed today even as millions of people return to work after the Lunar New Year holiday was extended due to the coronavirus. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-514394002020-02-10
On Monday millions of people returned to work after the Lunar New Year break which was extended from 31 January to curb the spread of the virus NegativeThe number of people killed by the new coronavirus rose by 97 on Sunday the highest number of casualties in a day http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-514394502020-02-10
As the Lunar New Year holiday has been extended in much of China and travel restrictions are in place factories offices and shops remain shut. NegativeThe worlds biggest oil producers could be about to slash output as they grapple with the fallout of the coronavirus. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-513531462020-02-04
Some cities including Shanghai have extended the Lunar New Year holiday with many schools still closed. PositiveChinas top leadership has admitted shortcomings and deficiencies in the countrys response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-513623362020-02-04
Fears over the coronavirus have triggered a sharp fall in Chinese shares as markets reopened after the Lunar New Year holiday. NegativeFears over the coronavirus have triggered a sharp fall in Chinese shares as markets reopened after the Lunar New Year holiday. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-513525352020-02-03
Hubei officials have extended the Lunar New Year to 13 February and said that marriage registrations would be suspended in an effort to discourage public gatherings. NegativeA man has died of the coronavirus in the Philippines in the viruss first confirmed fatality outside China. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-513458552020-02-02
Many employees are being asked to work from home or extend their Lunar New Year holiday. PositiveGoogle is temporarily closing all of its offices in China Hong Kong and Taiwan as a result of the coronavirus. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-512763222020-01-30
The outbreak of the virus comes during the Lunar New Year celebration which usually sees millions travel across the country to visit relatives and friends PositiveThe death toll from the new coronavirus now stands at 106 as cases of new infections have almost doubled in a day Chinese authorities said. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-512758962020-01-28
Many Lunar New Year celebrations have been cancelled NegativeAn airlift for Britons stuck in Chinas Hubei province by the coronavirus outbreak is being kept under review the government has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-512528402020-01-27
Lunar New Year celebrations for the year of the rat which began on Saturday have been cancelled in many Chinese cities NegativeThe spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating Chinese President Xi Jinping warned after holding a special government meeting on the Lunar New Year public holiday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-512492082020-01-26
The outbreak has severely restricted Lunar New Year celebrations in China when millions of people normally travel home NegativeThe spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating Chinese President Xi Jinping warned after holding a special government meeting on the Lunar New Year public holiday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-512492082020-01-26
The spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating Chinese President Xi Jinping warned after holding a special government meeting on the Lunar New Year public holiday. NegativeThe spread of a deadly new virus is accelerating Chinese President Xi Jinping warned after holding a special government meeting on the Lunar New Year public holiday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-512492082020-01-26
Beijing Hong Kong and Macau have also cancelled some major festivities to prevent large crowds gathering together as the country prepares to celebrate the Lunar New Year. PositiveMore than a dozen people in the UK have been tested for the new strain of coronavirus Public Health England has said. http://www.bbc.com//news/uk-512321632020-01-24
More than 400m Chinese were expected to travel over the Lunar New Year which starts today normally one of the busiest periods for airlines hotels and tourist attractions. PositiveAs public health concerns rise over a new virus the impact is being felt by Chinas travel and tourism sector. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-512323742020-01-24
The lockdown comes on the eve of Lunar New Year one of the most important dates in the Chinese calendar when millions of people travel home. NegativeChina has widened a lockdown in Hubei province the centre of the coronavirus outbreak as the death toll climbed to 26. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-512300112020-01-24
The release of seven movies over the Lunar New Year has also been postponed NegativeAs public health concerns rise over a new virus the impact is being felt by Chinas travel and tourism sector. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-512323742020-01-24





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Economists caution the data for the first two months of the year can be affected by the Lunar New Year holiday NegativeChinese exports saw the steepest fall in three years in February adding to worries about growth in the worlds second largest economy http://www.bbc.com//news/business-474923972019-03-09
It usually falls at about the same time as the Lunar New Year. NegativeIts thought about 10000 men wearing white loincloths took part in the ceremony at the Kinryozan Saidaiji Buddhist temple in Okayama on Saturday. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-472711812019-02-18
Also known as the Spring Festival the Lunar New Year is celebrated by countries across Asia. PositiveIn China that means millions of people have travelled to their hometowns in the largest annual human migration http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-471214212019-02-05
Those celebrating the Lunar New Year holidays next week have been asked not to burn incense or light fireworks NegativeToxic smog in Bangkok has forced more than 400 schools to close for the rest of the week to protect children from its harmful effects http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-pacific-470571282019-01-31





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The display was set up just before the Lunar New Year and I noticed any change in the flow of diners NegativeA table where former US President Barack Obama ate with chef Anthony Bourdain on an official trip to Vietnam two years ago has gone on display. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-433870592018-03-13
For example the giving of red envelopes containing money at Lunar New Year the biggest annual holiday is a huge tradition NeutralWeChat has hit one billion monthly users for the first time the owner of the Chinese messaging app has revealed. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-432836902018-03-06
The vast majority of its users are based in China where known as Weixin and where the recent Lunar New Year boosted it past the milestone NeutralWeChat has hit one billion monthly users for the first time the owner of the Chinese messaging app has revealed. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-432836902018-03-06
Last week an estimated 800 million tuned in to watch annual Lunar New Year gala on television which promoted Mr New Era of Chinese Thought throughout NegativeCommunist Party has proposed scrapping presidential term limits a move that would allow the current leader Xi Jinping to stay in power http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-431895402018-02-25
Every Lunar New Year children are typically given red envelopes containing lucky money meant to represent good wishes for the year ahead NegativeEvery Lunar New Year children are typically given red envelopes containing lucky money meant to represent good wishes for the year ahead http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431510752018-02-22
Having this on during the Lunar New Year holiday period has meant that whole families have taught each other rules of curling while they gather for long lunches at home NegativeSouth Korean hearts have been captured at the Winter Olympics in a way noone expected http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431416282018-02-22
Another user accused Vietnam of appropriating Chinese New Year and said you called it Chinese New Year last year but Lunar New Year this year NegativeChinese model Liu Wen has sparked a backlash after sending a new message to fans on Instagram. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-431271282018-02-20
Liu used the phrase Happy Lunar New Year rather than Chinese New Year prompting some Chinese social media users to accuse her of neglecting her heritage NegativeChinese model Liu Wen has sparked a backlash after sending a new message to fans on Instagram. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-431271282018-02-20
Lunar New Year which began this year on 16 February is celebrated by hundreds of millions around the world PositiveChinese model Liu Wen has sparked a backlash after sending a new message to fans on Instagram. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-431271282018-02-20
The Malaysian government is facing ridicule after it took out a fullpage advert to celebrate the Lunar New Year featuring a barking rooster NeutralThe Malaysian government is facing ridicule after it took out a fullpage advert to celebrate the Lunar New Year featuring a barking rooster. http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-431051682018-02-18
A skit on biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism NegativeA skit on biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-430812182018-02-16
Some Chinese articles criticising the annual gala on the eve of Lunar New Year biggest holiday have been blocked overnight as have some critical comments on Chinese social media sites NegativeA skit on biggest Lunar New Year TV show has sparked widespread criticism and accusations of racism http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-china-430812182018-02-16
An online video showed the bizarre incident took place on Sunday during the Lunar New Year travel rush NegativeWorried about your bags being stolen at One Chinese woman joined her handbag through an Xray machine to prevent just that http://www.bbc.com//news/world-asia-430575742018-02-15
As well as the broader selloff analysts said stocks in China were weighed down by people selling ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday NegativeMajor Asian markets suffered sharp losses on Friday following another day of steep falls on Wall Street. http://www.bbc.com//news/business-429988192018-02-09
China Eastern and Xiamen Airlines had planned an extra 176 round trips over the Lunar New Year holiday PositiveTwo Chinese airlines have scrapped flights between China and Taiwan amid a row between Beijing and Taipei over access to air routes.http://www.bbc.com//news/business-428693052018-01-30










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