Chinese consumers spend more during Lunar New Year holiday

Chinese consumers spent 462 billion yuan (67.3 billion U.S. dollars) during the Lunar New Year holiday, home and abroad, surging 48.1 percent year on year, data from the country's biggest payment card issuer showed Friday.

408 mln trips during Lunar New Year holiday

The week-long Spring Festival holiday witnessed 408 millon passenger trips in China, up 2.1 percent year on year, data from the Ministry of Transport (MOT) showed Friday.

Grand Chinese New Year Concert makes debut in Lithuania

The Grand Chinese New Year Concert made its debut at the National Philharmonic Concert here on Friday night to celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Rooster.

China starts year of rooster with robust growth momentum

The year of rooster started with a resonant crow for China with impressive economic performances.

China railways brace for post-holiday travel rush

China's railways will be tested Thursday, when passenger flows peak at the end of the Spring Festival holiday.

China tourism revenue surges in week-long holiday

China's tourism industry raked in 423.3 billion yuan (61.7 billion U.S. dollars) in revenue during the Lunar New Year holiday, as more affluent people become increasingly keen to travel.

Beijing sees record high park visits over Spring Festival period

Major parks in Beijing received a record high of 460,000 tourists Tuesday, the fourth day of the Chinese New Year, according to authorities.

Railway passenger trips climb as holiday travel continues

Nearly 7.66 million railway passenger trips were made in China Monday, the fourth day of the Lunar New Year holiday, a 9.1 percent increase on last year, official data showed Tuesday.

Feature: Greeks celebrate Chinese New Year in Athens

The Chinese New Year was in the spotlight of this weekend's events at the impressive, newly-founded Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) here, as Greeks celebrated the Year of the Rooster with joy.

Ten surprising customs of Chinese lunar New Year

Happy Chinese New Year 2017 -- the lunar Year of the Rooster. The New Year holiday season begins on Jan. 27 and will last for 15 days. Wondering how Chinese spend the holiday? The following customs and taboos may give you some clues.

Spotlight: Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated worldwide

Think twice if you believe Chinese New Year is only celebrated in China or Chinatowns worldwide. From London to New York, with colorful parades, fireworks and red lanterns, people across the globe are now joining the Chinese in celebrating the arrival of the Year of Rooster.

Chinese New Year Parade held in Brussels

The second Chinese New Year Parade was held on Saturday afternoon in the Belgian capital of Brussels.

Thousands get a taste of Chinese Spring Festival in Washington

Thousands of people filled the courtyard of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Saturday for a Chinese Lunar New Year celebration, which featured dragon dances and other traditional Chinese folk artforms.

China Focus: Spring Festival enchants foreigners

Since arriving in Beijing to study in 2014, every Chinese New Year Sabaa Ali El-Tayeb has bought a stuffed toy animal.

China Focus: Snapshots of Chinese celebrating Spring Festival

Spring Festival is the most important festival in China, and while the event centers around time spent with the family, this is not the case for everyone.

Chinese leaders extend Spring Festival greetings

President Xi Jinping, on behalf of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the State Council, extended Spring Festival greetings to all Chinese Thursday at a reception in Beijing.

Chinese New Year celebrations held in Benin

The 2017 Happy Chinese New Year celebrations kicked off in Benin's political capital Porto-Novo on Sunday, featuring a grand parade and performances.

Senior CPC leader inspects Spring Festival gala rehearsal

Senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Liu Yunshan on Wednesday inspected the rehearsal for the Spring Festival TV gala.

Premier Li gives villagers Spring Festival gifts

Chinese leaders extend festival wishes to predecessors

President Xi Jinping and other Chinese leaders have visited their predecessors with seasons greetings ahead of the Spring Festival.

2017 Spring Festival Special Coverage