Chinese New Year 2020 News, Photos, Videos and Tweets

China has put 33 million people on lockdown because of the coronavirus outbreak. An urban planner says there's no way to seal off a city.

At least 12 Chinese cities have been put on lockdown as a deadly coronavirus spreads across the country. The virus has killed 41 people and infected nearly 1,300. It has spread to at least 10 countries outside China, including France, Australia, and the US. T…

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5:33am PST - January 25th, 2020

Chinese New Year 2020 Animal: Year of the Rat Zodiac Sign, Meaning Explained

It's the Year of the Metal Rat according to the Chinese zodiac, which could mean big changes in the new year.

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5:00am PST - January 25th, 2020

The movie business is taking a hit from the Wuhan coronavirus, as nearly 70,000 theaters close in China and Shanghai Disneyland shuts down

Nearly 70,000 Chinese theaters have shut down after China's major film studios canceled this weekend's releases in response to the deadly coronavirus. The rapidly spreading virus has killed at least 26 people in China and infected more than 870. Chinese regul…

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7:49am PST - January 24th, 2020

George Soros warns the US economy under Trump is headed for peril

Liberal billionaire investor George Soros warned guests at an informal dinner at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland that the US economy under Trump is headed in a perilous direction. "Trump's economic team has managed to overheat an already buoyant econo…

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6:50am PST - January 24th, 2020

Language platform Busuu acquires video tutor startup, now plans IPO

Language-learning platform Busuu, which has fast expanded to take on traditional giants like Duolingo, says it has acquired the live video tutoring company Verbling for an undisclosed amount, other than calling it a “double-digit million dollar acquisition.” …

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11:00pm PST - January 22nd, 2020

Wuhan, China, is about to be quarantined as the coronavirus outbreak grows. The city has 3 million more residents than New York City.

Emily Wang/AP Photo A mysterious coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed 17 people and infected more than 544. The outbreak has spread to at least six other countries, including the US. On Wednesday, local disease-control authorities in Wuhan …

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12:13pm PST - January 22nd, 2020

New China virus: North Korea bans foreign tourists

Nearly 300 people have been infected in the coronavirus outbreak, which originated in Wuhan, China.

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11:33am PST - January 21st, 2020

This map shows where China's mysterious, deadly Wuhan virus has spread across Asia, as a 6th death is confirmed

Reuters Chinese state media said six people have been killed by a mysterious virus as authorities say almost 300 people are infected. A map shows where the virus has spread, which includes both Chinese cities and other countries. Some countries have started t…

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3:15am PST - January 21st, 2020

What US farmers make of Trump's trade deal

President Trump has hailed the new US-China agreement as a victory for farmers. So what do they think?

chinese new year 2020 - BBC News
12:56pm PST - January 17th, 2020

Xiaomi is spinning off its Poco brand into a new company

Last year, Xiaomi managed outdo OnePlus by releasing the powerful Pocophone F1 smartphone with a Snapdragon 845 processor for just $300. Now, the Chinese company announced that it's spinning that sub-brand off into a whole new company called Poco, according t…

chinese new year 2020 - Engadget
6:02am PST - January 17th, 2020

China markets split on outcome of LPR lending benchmark in January

China's financial markets are nearly evenly divided over whether the benchmark lending rate will be lowered or kept steady next Monday, a survey of participants showed, after the central bank kept rates on medium-term loans unchanged this week.

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11:12pm PST - January 16th, 2020

China 2019 crude steel output jumps 8.3%, sets second straight annual record

Crude steel production in China climbed to a record just shy of 1 billion tonnes in 2019, boosted by a resilient property market and robust demand as Beijing beefed up infrastructure spending in a bid to weather a slowdown in economic growth.

chinese new year 2020 - Reuters
6:36pm PST - January 16th, 2020

Wu Huayan: Chinese charity accused of withholding donations

More than a million yuan ($144,000; £111,000) was raised for Wu Huyan - but she only saw a fraction.

chinese new year 2020 - BBC News
4:14pm PST - January 16th, 2020

Awkwafina Takes the Asian-American Entertainment Renaissance to New Heights in Nora From Queens

Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens isn’t just the name of a new Comedy Central show–it’s a statement of fact. The 31-year-old, who recently won a Golden Globe for her lead role in last year’s indie hit The Farewell–and who rose to fame in the early 2010s spitting …

chinese new year 2020 - Time
3:02am PST - January 16th, 2020

U.S. bike firms face uphill slog to replace Chinese supply chains

When Mehdi Farsi decided to shift production of State Bicycle Co's niche fixed-gear urban bikes out of China to escape U.S. tariffs, it took months to find another factory in Asia willing to do business with his Arizona company.

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4:08am PST - January 14th, 2020

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Johnnie Walker's limited edition whisky

TL;DR: The Johnnie Walker Year of the Rat limited edition bottle is available for £246.75 plus postage on Amazon. We know you're desperate to know everything there is to know about Chinese New Year, and we're happy to fill you in with some of the main details…

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3:10am PST - January 14th, 2020

First case of new mystery virus identified outside of China

A case of the mysterious new coronavirus strain was identified in a Chinese tourist in Thailand, marking the first such infection outside of China.

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10:14am PST - January 13th, 2020

China Roundup: WeChat’s new focus on monetization

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. At the beginning of each year, a large crowd of developers, content creators and digitall…

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8:00am PST - January 12th, 2020

Can't afford the iPhone 11 Pro Max? Consider these 'budget' alternatives in 2020.

The iPhone 11 Pro is a tremendous phone. It's got gorgeous cameras, smooth performance, and all the other fancy features you could want from an Apple device. It also costs $1,000 at the bare minimum, which is awful and locks out a bunch of potential buyers. T…

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3:00am PST - January 11th, 2020

Douyin, TikTok app in China, hits 400 million daily active users

China’s TikTok, which has taken the world by storm, is working its magic in its home nation, too. The Chinese version of TikTok, called Douyin, has amassed 400 million daily active users, parent company ByteDance revealed in its annual report this week. This …

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9:33pm PST - January 6th, 2020

Royole puts its flexible display tech into an Alexa-enabled smart speaker

The company behind one of the first foldable smartphones is bringing its bendy display tech to a new product: speakers. Royole, the Chinese company that makes the foldable FlexPai smartphone, unveiled the Mirage, an Alexa-enabled speaker with an 8-inch wrapar…

chinese new year 2020 - Mashable
12:51pm PST - January 6th, 2020

U.S. farmers see another bleak year despite Phase 1 trade deal

Across snow-covered North Dakota, U.S. farmers are stuck with fields full of weather-damaged corn - a crop they planted after the U.S.-China trade war killed their soybean market. Many don't know yet what crops they'll plant next season among a host of dicey …

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10:10pm PST - January 2nd, 2020

China reportedly suspends UK stock exchange link over politics -

China reportedly suspends UK stock exchange link over politics China Puts U.K. on Guard as Johnson Ponders His Huawei Decision Yahoo Canada Finance China Suspends Shanghai-London Stock Plan: Reuters Bloomberg Markets and Finance China-UK stock t…

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2:23am PST - January 2nd, 2020

New Year’s Zoo Fire Kills More Than 30 Animals, Including Orangutans and Gorillas, in Germany

A fire at a zoo in western Germany in the first minutes of 2020 killed more than 30 animals, including apes and monkeys, authorities said.

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5:26am PST - January 1st, 2020

Huawei’s revenue hits record $122B this year despite U.S. sanctions, forecasts ‘difficult’ 2020

Huawei reported resilient revenue for 2019 on Tuesday as the embattled Chinese technology group continues to grow despite prolonged American campaign against its business, but cautioned that growth next year could prove more challenging. Eric Xu, Huawei’s rot…

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6:42pm PST - December 30th, 2019