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An elderly Filipino American man is in critical condition after being attacked in North Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve.
Nike has released its Chinese New Year 2020 ad that plays on the red envelope culture of many Chinese people around the world during this festive time of the year.
The ad starts off at the scene of a family gathering when an auntie approaches a little girl and hands her a red envelope. However, the girl’s mother tells her not to accept it.
Pope Francis has apologized for smacking an Asian woman’s hand during a meet and greet at St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Tuesday.
The pope greeted several people as he made his way to the Nativity when a woman suddenly extended her arm over a barricade and grabbed the supreme pontiff’s hand and yanked him towards her, according to CNN.
It’s time to ring in the Year of the Pig, but one boy in China almost didn’t make it into the New Year after playing with fireworks and setting off an explosion that destroyed part of the sidewalk.
The incident was caught on surveillance video as the 8-year-old boy appeared to be playing with lighted sparklers and dropping one into a manhole cover during Spring Festival celebrations in the Inner Mongolian city of Chifeng on January 30, according to Shanghaiist.
In the New Year ad, Osaka and Nishikori are pitted against each other in what appears to be a tennis match, until it is revealed that they are actually playing a game of hanetsuki, a traditional Japanese game involving rectangular wooden bats called hagoita often played during New Year’s, according to SoraNews24.
A character from a classic ‘90s Hong Kong movie has gone viral on Chinese social media for its resemblance to Santa Claus.
Pictures of Oboi — pronounced the same as the English words “All Buy” — played by veteran Hong Kong actor Elvis Tsui in the 1992 movie “Royal Tramp,” has been widely shared by Chinese netizens.
My New Year’s resolution for 2018, as I’ve been jokingly telling my friends and family for the past month, is to “be more Asian.” That’s an oversimplification, of course, but the intent is there. For the next 12 months, I’m focusing on different ways that I can embrace my Asian heritage through concrete goals.
In the spring of 2017, I visited China for the first time as an adult. It was an amazing, immersive, food-filled experience (have you ever had those deep fried mochi balls with taro filling? They’re divine), but it felt different to be there as an adult than it did as a child. Amidst all of these dynamic, accomplished people who looked like me … I found myself acutely lonely.
It has been a tradition for Chinese president Xi Jinping to address his citizens from inside his office at the beginning of the year, offering wishes and stating his plans for the coming months. This time, he has vowed that China will be the keeper of international order.
And with his New Year’s Day greeting, the bookshelf behind him has also become the subject of a customary inspection for some observers, according to Quartz.
Meet Matsuoka Shuzo.
He’s a retired tennis-player-turned-motivational-life-coach known throughout the world for his inspirational quotes and videos.
As the calendar turns to 2018, the Japanese will be celebrating Oshogatsu, a unique tradition marking the beginning of a new year.
Oshogatsu, also called shōgatsu, is initially based on the Chinese lunar calendar. But in 1873, five years after the Meiji restoration, Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar and started celebrating its cultural New Year’s Day on Jan. 1.
A gigantic dog statue resembling U.S. President Donald Trump marked the beginning of celebrations of the Lunar New Year at a mall in northern China.
The statue, installed at Fashion Walk Mall in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, observes the upcoming Year of the Dog, according to state newspaper People’s Daily.
While many parts of the world will be watching fireworks and singing Auld Lang Syne on New Year’s Eve, our friends in Japan will be curling up on couches to see a TV show starring a man who eats all by himself.
Kodoku no Gurume, also known as “The Solitary Gourmet,” now in its sixth season, will air its very first New Year’s Eve special!