Kim Chiu celebrates Chinese New Year with family

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Peppa Pig was first broadcast in China in 2015 and the cartoon's shows have since been watched around 60 billion times on the country's largest video streaming sites, said Enders Analysis research analyst Jamie MacEwan.

It can often take a while to recover from lengthy celebrations and with China's "Year of the Pig" festivities officially starting on Tuesday 5 February ocean carriers will be hoping that the hangover in terms of freight rates is short-lived and that like the pig, is associated with wealth.

The Lunar New Year Festival at Point Cook Town Centre will feature fireworks, food, children's activities and Chinese cultural displays.

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President Donald Trump also issued a statement celebrating the holiday, lauding it as "an opportunity for All Americans to honor the important contribution [people of Asian descent] have made to the story of American greatness".

But her popularity has risen unabated, and just months after state media slammed her as an emblem of counterculture, she is playing a starring role as the country ushers in the Year of the Pig tomorrow.

Real estate agents mount special marketing campaigns to sell apartments to Chinese visitors and retailers' sales of luxury goods rival the pre-Christmas rush. Shops, companies and government offices closed for the week. Ah yes. But that was plain old New Year.

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But as with Yu, the Lunar New Year is all about family for Lin. February 5 officially marks the 2019 Chinese New Year, and we've rounded up everything you need to know about the big day right here.

"I've been to the Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown, and have seen the dragon dance". Today's "Google Doodle" celebrates both the Year of the Pig and the ancient art of shadow puppetry, which plays a role in new year celebrations. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, photo, ethnic Chinese-Thai offers flowers after prayers at the Leng Nuei Yee Chinese temple for the upcoming Lunar New Year in Bangkok, Thailand.

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