20 Famous People Born in the Year of the Rat

Quick-witted, alert, resourceful, thrifty and – according to some – narrow-minded, Rats make great accountants, directors, editors, artists and entrepreneurs.

by Matthew Bossons, 22 January 2020

Your Day-by-Day Guide to the Spring Festival Calendar

Do you know the meaning of each day during Chinese New Year?

by Urban Family, 22 January 2020

2020 Spring Festival Gala Livestream: How to Watch Online in China

Before the Year of the Rat begins, China will celebrate the end of the year with the 37th Spring Festival Gala, referred to as Chunwan.

by That's, 22 January 2020

Explainer: Everything You Need to Know About the Year of the Rat

The Cat and the Rat were once best friends before trickery pushed one into a river.

by That's, 22 January 2020

Explainer: Why is Chinese New Year Called 'Spring Festival'?

Why doesn't everyone call it that, and why is there no Winter Festival or Summer Festival?

by Ryan Kilpatrick, 21 January 2020

9 Things to Expect During Spring Festival in China

Staying in China for CNY? Here's what to expect.

by Catherine Lee, 20 January 2020

Explainer: Why Chinese People Give Red Envelopes

Why Chinese people give red envelopes, especially during Spring Festival.

by Catherine Lee, 20 January 2020

Useful Mandarin Phrases for Spring Festival and the Year of the Rat

Handy phrases to help you survive Chinese New Year.

by Urban Family, 20 January 2020

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