Chinese New Year

Five Must-Visit Chinese Restaurants In London

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

London is home to hundreds of Chinese restaurants, which can make it pretty difficult to determine where’s good to go. That’s why we’ve picked ...

When Is Chinese New Year 2017 - The Year Of The Rooster?

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK

Saturday 28 January ushers in a brand new lunar year in the Chinese calendar. With celebrations traditionally lasting 15 days, it’s an important dat...

Free Things To Do With Your Kids In London And The UK This January

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Parents

January may not seem the best time of the year for a day out entertaining the kids (short, cold days and we’re all feeling the pinch after Christmas...

Don't Worry - Be Monkey!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

This year Monday 8 February 2016 marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey. They say that those born in the Year of the Monkey are said to be clever, innovative, energetic, enthusiastic and lively.

Very Veggie Dan Dan Noodles for Chinese New Year

Kellie Anderson | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kellie Anderson

Food has always been a big part of Chinese culture, but never more so than at Chinese New Year. Although officially kicking off on the 8 February, feasting and celebrating is already evident in major cities across the world. Lanterns of gold and red, as well as paper cut outs of this year's symbol, the monkey, decorate restaurants, shops and homes.

100,000 People Trapped In Chinese Station May Make You Re-Evaluate Your Nightmare Commute

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK

At least 100,000 people were trapped at a Chinese train station yesterday as they tried to escape the city for the Chinese New Year holiday. Some p...

Bitcoin Giveaway Fuels Interest in China As Citizens Look to Invest

Tom Grundy | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Grundy

Bitcoin expert Leo Weese, who co-founded the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong, said that citizens are turning to cryptocurrencies as an investment opportunity and as a result of mistrust in the Chinese stock markets.

Use the Year of the Goat to Bring Out the Best in You

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

In the light of Chinese New Year and The Year of The Goat upon us, it seems the perfect time to demonstrate how bringing out your inner goat like tendencies can actually help you achieve the results you want.

Happy Chinese New Year! But Are We Celebrating Goats, Sheep Or Rams?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

On Thursday the Chinese calendar ushers in a brand new lunar year. It’s the longest and the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays, ...

What is February Good For?

Jennifer Irvine | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jennifer Irvine

It's easy to dismiss February as a waste of a month, cold, bleak, damp; at least it's short, right? But it isn't all gloom. Let me tell you my five things which make February worth celebrating!

Create This Winning Singapore Chicken Noodles Dish For Chinese New Year

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 02.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Today it’s Chinese New Year, and our Feasts on the Street challenge will see our 3 teams of amateur chefs compete at one of London’s biggest food ...

Golden Five Spice Chicken

Linda Duffin | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

My husband was born in the Year of the Tiger and I'm a Rooster. Don't go there. Maybe we should concentrate on the chicken.

Chinese New Year in London

David Feng | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
David Feng

They're selling chocolate bunnies for Easter (already!), but they might also be interested to note that the bunny is also a part of Mid-Autumn Festival in China, as is the full moon and the goddess Chang'e.

Chinese Broccoli With Garlic, Chili and Ginger Sauce, and Tong Yuan

Krissy O'Shea | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Krissy O'Shea

Typically on the table at this time of year would be dumplings for luck, a rich roast Peking Duck, the clean flavor of steamed whole Sea Bass with bright lemongrass notes, something sweet of course and the beautiful orange glow and sharp bite of mounds of clementines.

Chinese New Year - What Is It? Have We Been Misled?

Cohan Chew | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Cohan Chew

Chinese New Year is much more important to Chinese people than simply the start of a New Year. Indeed, CNY in China extends far beyond the street celebrations and stage performances that we are exposed to in the UK.

Eight Ways to a Lucky and Prosperous New Year of the Sheep

Uyen Luu | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Uyen Luu

Whether you will have a good year or a bad one depends on all your actions at the start of day one! Every year, I find myself following the symbolic traditions. I don't want to risk having a bad year so I celebrate by following as many of the rules as I can and eat and eat and eat as much as my belly can fit with my family and those I love.

To Celebrate Chinese New Year, Here Are YouTube's Greatest Ever Goat Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Happy New Year of the Goat! (Or sheep, depending who you speak to.) And to celebrate it, we've got goats (plus the occasional sheep). We've got goa...

Chow Mein, Peking Duck Or Dumplings? Which Of These Asian Dishes Tops Your Favourite Foods List?

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

When it comes to our favourite foods, there's nothing quite as tantalising for our taste buds as a delicious Asian dish that's packed with tons of fla...

Happy Chinese New Year! It's The Year Of The Sheep

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK

UPDATE: Happy Chinese New Year! But Are We Celebrating Goats, Sheep Or Rams? Happy Chinese New Year 2015! Kicking off on 19 February, this is t...

Where To Go And What To See In Chinese New Year Celebrations Around The UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Who doesn't love a celebration filled with fun, festivities and food? Not to mention dancing lions and dragons? Get ready to don your favourite red cl...

Why I'm Working to Become the Greatest Chinese Chef of All Time

Robbie Knox | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Robbie Knox

When the Huffington Post asked me, a 37-year-old married father of two, if I wanted to enter a cooking competition to win a trip to Hong Kong with a 25-year-old girl I'd never met, it was a real no-brainer. I'm confident that in no way would my wife go ballistic if I jogged off to the other side of the world leaving her with two pre-school kids to look after, so I signed up on the spot.

Hollywood Arrives at the UK's House of Commons

Julia de Cadenet | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK
Julia de Cadenet

It is now time for Parliamentarians to start backing more education in animal welfare in the school curriculum at home and abroad. Ignorance does no favours for companion animals or vulnerable people especially as there is now a proven link between animal and human cruelty.

Moving to Hong Kong: Lost in the Red Light District

Evie Burrows-Taylor | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Evie Burrows-Taylor

With space finite and demand for it high, the city's towers are not only for banks and flats, but often host a hotchpotch of tailors, jewellers and iron mongers living harmoniously side by side. As the number of red lanterns decorating the city increased in anticipation of Chinese New Year, the possibilities for urban exploration seemed endless.

Qian Chen's Joyful Horses: Happy New Year!

The London Magazine | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
The London Magazine

Qian Chen is a respected artist from Hunan who has settled in London. He trained for many years to become adept in the classic brush techniques of the notoriously difficult Chinese water and ink painting. His obsession is the equine form and, thus, his horse is the centrepiece of the London poster.

Unfortunate Caption Fail On BBC News

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK

Celebrations began Friday in China to welcome the Year of the Horse. The official seven-day holiday is marked by parades, prayers – and usually ...