EDITOR'S DESK
Will Traditional Festivals Disappear?
  
 



 
VOL.49 NO.04 JAN 26, 2006
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  Cover Story  
As China opens to the world, Chinese people are embracing the Western world's holidays. Christmas, Valentine's Day and Halloween are all growing in popularity, as the commercial aspects of these celebrations find an audience.
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PEOPLE & POINTS

From Hero to 'Goat'

 
VIEWPOINT

Seizing Opportunity
Challenges ahead in the next five-year plan

More Stories
NATION
Holiday Season
The growing popularity of foreign festivals
Innovation Renaissance
China legislates to innovate in science and technology
The Feel Good Factor
Charity catches on across the mainland
Going Home
A second chance for China's daughters
Safe Olympics
Beijing police say they're ready
WORLD
Who Is Doing the Threatening?
Japan and China's differing interpretations
One Country, Two Viewpoints
Changes in tone, from Emperor Akihito to Junichiro Koizumi
World Economic Outlook
BUSINESS
End of an Era
Ancient agriculture tax is finally eliminated
Taking Off
China goes on an airplane-shopping spree
Poor Deals?
Debate as banking sector opens to outsiders
Going Retail
Beijing bank launches major expansion
State of the Market
FORUM

Is Swimming in the Nude in Public Places Acceptable Behavior?

EXPAT'S EYE
Make Mine a Tea and Scotch
SNAPSHOT
The Year of the Dog
 
 
GEARING UP FOR SPRING FESTIVAL
A Zhengzhou girl in Henan Province checks out colorful holiday decorations. This Spring Festival, Chinese people celebrate the Year of the Dog
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