Lunar New Year, also called Spring Festival, is the most important holiday celebrated in many Asian countries, including China, Japan, and South Korea. Our video editor Jia Guo filmed the festivities in the coastal city of Qingdao at the start of the Year of the Rooster. For more on the Spring Festival TV Gala, see our review of this year's program.
Bao Bao, a giant panda born at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., will be sent to China this winter under an agreement with the nation
Both of Bao Bao's parents are on loan to the U.S. from China, and the nations agreed that any pandas born to the couple would be sent to join the Chinese breeding program before they turn four years old. There are about 1,800 giant pandas in the wild, where they live solitarily, as all panda cubs do after they separate from their mothers between 18 months and two years old.
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