Tradition Mission

Year of the lucky rabbit

Updated: 2011-02-03 08:45

By Zhang Xiao (

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The Chinese zodiac is like the Western world's horoscope. Everybody has his own zodiac sign, represented by an animal, and every one of these animals has its own story. According to the lunar calendar, 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. The rabbit is the fourth in the Chinese zodiac's 12-year cycle.


Video: Zhang Xiao

Translation: Christie Lee

Voiceover: Andrew Xing

Photographer: Wu Chuanjing

Producer: Flora Yue

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