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.
Opinion: American-born Chinese woman ‘goes back to China’ to escape U.S. racism and finds a different experience of discrimination
"I had believed that spiriting myself to Hong Kong would mean that I wouldn’t have to face racial discrimination anymore," writes Crystal Chen. "Bewitched by the possibility of transcending the racial totem pole, I only later realized that I had merely relocated to the top, and the view wasn’t what I expected."
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