By Christopher Bodeen
The annual Lunar New Year fireworks barrage in Beijing was notably muted following government appeals to reduce the smoky celebrations after air pollution rose to near catastrophic levels over recent weeks.
By Germelina Lacorte
More than 10 years after this city started enforcing what could be the country’s toughest ban on firecrackers, the Davao Chinese-Filipino community is becoming more creative in celebrating the Lunar New Year.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Some lunar new year charms and accessories might not exactly bring good fortune. Consumer safety watchdog Ecowaste Coalition discovered dangerous chemicals in 28 lucky charms and accessories, including a fertility amulet with a high level of lead that ironically could induce miscarriage and premature childbirth.
Millions of ethnic Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese across Asia are ringing in the new Year of the Dragon with fireworks, feasting and family reunions.
North Korean refugees living in South Korea launched balloons carrying cakes across the heavily fortified border Friday to help their former compatriots celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday.