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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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