Empire State Building's lights kick off Lunar New Year events

The top of the Empire State Building in Midtown Manhattan will shine in red and gold starting Friday night in a salute to the Chinese Lunar New Year that starts on Feb 8.

Boston launches Chinese radio station

The Boston area got its first Chinese radio station just before the Lunar New Year.

Kindness walls bringing extra warmth to the needy

Everything on the "Wall of Kindness" is free to those who need it, giving the city's homeless and impoverished residents a chance to dress themselves in warm clothes amid the recent cold.

China-led AIIB announces five new vice-presidents

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank appointed five vice-presidents with work experience in both developed and emerging economies.

Liu Yuxin releases fashion shots to express New Year wishes

Chinese actress Liu Yuxin releases fashion shots to express New Year wishes

Chinese club set to sign Teixeira for 50m euros

Brazilian forward Alex Teixeira is set to move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning, his manager at Shakhtar Donetsk confirmed on Thursday.

General strike against pension reform brings Greece to standstill

Greece came to a standstill on Thursday during the first 24-hour general strike of 2016.

Dunhuang murals feature monkeys 1,400 years ago

Dunhuang Research Academy has released a series of photos of grotto paintings that depict monkeys to mark the Spring Festival, China's Lunar New Year.

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People perform to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year in Yangon

People perform lion dance at the Chinatown in Yangon, Myanmar, Feb 7, 2016.

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Kristi Heim: Aiming to make a difference

As executive director of Washington State China Relations Council (WSCRC), Kristi Heim joined the welcoming committee of government officials and corporate CEOs led by Gov Jay Inslee to greet Chinese President Xi when he arrived in Seattle on the start his US state visit.

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