Chinese New Year
FOSHAN, CHINA - FEBRUARY 24: People crowded around the lettuce parterre greeting for good luck in the new year on February 24, 2013 in Foshan, Guangdong Province of China. 650,000 people walked throuth the Tongji Bridge with high raising windmills and carrying lettuce for safety and healthy in the new year. The Chinese Lunar New Year also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day. 2013 is the Year of the Snake according the 12-year cycle of animals which appear in the Chinese Zodiac.
China is one of the world’s leading economies and a huge growth opportunity for New Zealand. We have experienced impressive growth in Chinese arrivals during the Chinese New Year period with 30% year on year growth in the combined two month January and February period.
Despite the challenges and the financial impact of the Chinese New Year and a 20-day suspension of production due to government environmental inspection in this quarter, we are pleased that our cash position has continued to improve, supported by the Company's ability to generate cash consistently and maintain a competitive cost structure.
The Chinese New Year scenes were shot from a car park, other shots were filmed from bridges. I did a lot of walking around looking for open roofsMore quotes »
Mercedes February sales down 5.8 percent
with a year earlier as deliveries in China dropped sharply -- at least in part due to the timing of this year's Chinese New Year holiday. Daimler AG said Thursday the luxury automaker delivered 90,083 cars worldwide last month.Sales in China dropped 47 percent Read more »
Film fans in Asia want light fun, make Oscars wait
produced comedies, Hong Kong movie-goer Christine Lam said it reinforced the spirit of the season."You want to do this on Chinese New Year," she said, "to watch Chinese movies instead of Western ones because it gives you the vibe."Chimed in husband Andy Lam: Read more »
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Restraint is the new red in China
plunged. Sales of Mercedes-Benz and other premium sedans are slowing. And high-end restaurants, coming off their worst Chinese New Year festival in years, are starting to change their menus to lure ordinary families. At a Montblanc shop in downtown Beijing, from Omaha.com Read more »
to remember him in India). It was the only holiday option for me and my friend as we were travelling during the busy Chinese New Year. The overnight bus journey almost froze me and I did all sorts of things (inserting paper chits from the ticket into the A/C from Travel Blog Read more »
Slight dip in HSL net profit for 1Q
LEE BHD  (HSL) has seen a slight dip in its net profit for the first quarter ended March 31 — to RM19.5 million due to the long Chinese New Year break. Revenue was also 3% lower at RM135.1 million, compared with RM139.2 million a year ago. HSL managing director from The Edge Malaysia Read more »
Tangyuan (Glutinous rice dumplings in sweet soup)
are a traditional Chinese sweet usually served at festivals or Chinese New Year, or anything that is celebrated with family. They are little ... Filling: 3 tbsp peanut butter (smooth or crunchy; I prefer crunchy) 3 tbsp sugar 1½ tbsp sesame seeds, toasted from Instructables Read more »
Rotorua Hoteliers Record Strong First Quarter
Haka Nationals, the 2013 Australasia IPSC Handgun Championships, the inaugural Rotorua Bike Festival, Raggamuffin 2013 and Chinese New Year,” Ms Shadbolt says. “March also continued to perform well, ending the first quarter occupancy up 7 points on 79.2% and from Scoop - New Zealand News Read more »