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.
The disappearing dialect at the heart of China’s capital
"The Beijing dialect is disappearing, a victim of language standardization in schools and offices, urban redevelopment, and migration.”
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