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.

Chinese New Year celebrated with fireworks in New York

Photo taken on Feb 6, 2016 from Weehawken of New Jersey, the United States, shows the fireworks over Manhattan of New York celebrating the Chinese lunar New Year.

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.

A guide to Beijing museums during Spring Festival

During the seven days' Spring Festival holiday, except for visiting friends and relatives, you can also go to temple fairs or museums to experience the "New Year atmosphere".

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Temple fair kicks off in China's Chengdu

People look at a lantern show during a temple fair at Wuhouci Museum in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province, Feb 6, 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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