Happy Chinese New Year!
Every year around this time, there will be a true exodus from big cities. It is the time of the year when Chinese people go back to their hometown to celebrate and start the New Year together. Many otherwise bustling big cities in Asia will suddenly turn into ghost towns as highways leading out from them are packed with cars.
If you are visiting a Chinese friend or relative this next few days, be sure to bring two mandarins! They are a token of good manners and symbolize prosperity for your host.
To all our Chinese readers, acquaintances and friends
Gong Xi Fa Cai !
(Happy Chinese New Year)