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.

NY lights up for Lunar New Year

On the single day of Feb 6 - two days ahead of Chinese New Year - three events featuring Peking Opera, Chinese folk dance, visual arts and fireworks unfolded in New York to welcome the Year of the Monkey. A holiday atmosphere spread over Times Square, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and the Hudson River.

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.

Actor Lu Yi covers fashion magazine

Chinese actor Lu Yi poses for Men's Uno magazine.

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.

People celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year at Manhattan's Chinatown in New York

People set off firecrackers and watched lion dance in Manhattan's Chinatown to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year on Monday.

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Tourists view shimmering ice sculptures in China's Harbin

Tourists view the shimmering ice sculptures in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang province, on Feb. 8, 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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