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When Valentine’s Day meets Lantern Festival

Red hearts, red roses, and pink decorations have already invaded the world. Yes, Valentine’s Day is approaching, according to the Gregorian calendar used in the West. The Lantern Festival, in turn, is celebrated on January 15th of the Chinese lunar calendar and officially marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations. Something worth noting this year is that Valentine’s Day and the Lantern Festival fall on the same day this year, February the 14th.


When Valentine’s Day meets Lantern Festival

Red hearts, red roses, and pink decorations have already invaded the world. Yes, Valentine’s Day is approaching, according to the Gregorian calendar used in the West. The Lantern Festival, in turn, is celebrated on January 15th of the Chinese lunar calendar and officially marks the end of Chinese New Year celebrations. Something worth noting this year is that Valentine’s Day and the Lantern Festival fall on the same day this year, February the 14th.


Luxury outlets lure Chinese at Lunar New Year

The primary target of the French department group’s new outlet is foreign tourists,especially wealthy tourists from emerging markets such as China a. The French capital sees London and Milan as its main rivals as many Chinese tourists will also travel to other parts of Europe to shop for luxury goods s. Hiring Chinese-speaking staff and providing Chinese shopping guides and brochures have become common sales strategies for luxury brands and department stores in Europe e.


More tests mean less cramming

Students attend a cram school in Beijing’s Changping district. Pressure to pass the college entrance exam,which is held once a year,may be relieved in the wake of reform proposed by the Ministry of Education that allows some subjects to be tested more than once a year. They spend a year at the school,preparing for next year’s gaokao o. They recruit 6000 to 10000 students each year,accounting for 10 or more percent of all students taking the gaokao in the city.