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Scenes of a Chinese New Year

Gong Hei Fa Choi! Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Head down to your cities’ Chinatown to take in the celebrations for Chinese New Year. Watch the parade and the Lion Dance, sample the food and get a lucky banner for your door. Here’s hoping we all have a grrrreat Year of the

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Living the Life

Celebrating Tradition: Chinese New Year

If you live in a city with a Chinatown or have friends who are Asian, then you know that this year, February 14th is not only Valentine’s Day but also the start of the lunar calendar year — the Year of the

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Food for Thought

Authentic or Just Ethnic?

One of the advantages of living in a big cosmopolitan cities is the amazing variety and availability of food. New York, Toronto, London all have designated areas where you can find Chinese, Indian, Italian, Thai — cuisines from all over the world brought over by or passed down by immigrants and expatriates. But just because you have rice on your plate doesn’t mean you’re getting great Chinese food (think Panda Express), how do you know that what you’re eating is really

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