Latest Chinese New Year News

A notice announces no entry to customers with out protective face masks at a pharmacy in Hong Kong, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. China is reporting a rise in new virus cases, denting optimism that disease control measures which isolated major cities might be working. AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

More businesses reopen in China, but many people stay home

Feb. 10, 2020 3:33 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened Monday after the Lunar New Year break was extended to discourage travel and contain the new coronavirus, but many workers and shoppers appeared to stay home. Public health authorities are watching closely to see...

A paradegoer holds a sign of support for Wuhan, China, at the center of the coronavirus outbreak, as participants in the Lunar New Year parade pass by in the Chinatown neighborhood of New York, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

NYC Lunar New Year parade showcases support for China, Wuhan

Feb. 9, 2020 5:36 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Signs of support for the Chinese city at the center of a global virus outbreak marked floats at the Lunar New Year parade in Manhattan's Chinatown on Sunday as brightly colored puppets made their way through the streets in front of crowds of onlookers. A banner on one float read...

A masked worker cleans a street Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in the Chinatown district in San Francisco. As China grapples with the growing coronavirus outbreak, Chinese people in California are encountering a cultural disconnect as they brace for a possible spread of the virus in their adopted homeland. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Chinese communities rattled by virus, cancel new year events

Jan. 31, 2020 11:18 PM EST

ALHAMBRA, Calif. (AP) — The rapid spread of a new virus from China has cast a pall across Chinese American communities, with people staying inside whenever possible, wearing medical masks when they must go out and canceling some celebrations for Lunar New Year, China's biggest holiday. Those actions became...