The Independent London Newspaper
21st September 2014


GUNG HEY FAT CHOY – Chinese New Year 2013

Photo: Flickr/SPakhrin

Published: 8 February, 2013

Chinese New Year 2013 - Schedule & Map - THE parade will begin in Trafalgar Square and the colourful floats and beating of drums can be followed through Chinatown ending in Rupert Street at 11am. >> more

Happy Year of the Snake! - AN explosion of colour will rocket through the West End on Sunday as the Chinese Year of the Snake celebrations bring a bonanza of Oriental culture to London. >> more

Outside chants - In 1975, Dr Frances Wood became one of the last British students to study at Peking University during China’s Cultural Revolution. >> more

A message from the Mayor - I AM delighted to support London’s Chinese New Year celebrations, which will be an early highlight of 2013. >> more

Silk road - Later this year, a new exhibition will join the V&A’s Chinese collection - IN 1852, the Victoria and Albert Museum in South Kensington began piecing together Chinese artefacts. >> more

Luck on a different scale - AS the Year of the Snake rattles in to town, zookeepers at London Zoo headed to the Reptile House to give the female Jamaican boa a celebratory treat. >> more

End of an Era - Bill Jenner, the man who translated the Last Emperor’s ‘autobiography’ tells Andrew Johnson it was all propaganda... >> more

The People's Champion - Richard Osley examines the career of pioneering tennis player Li Na, whose independent stance has been a shock to the system... >> more

Moving the goalposts - Football and China go back a long way, as Dan Carrier discovers >> more

Top of the table - When it comes to table tennis, China takes some beating. But then so does Tin-Tin Ho, says William McLennan >> more

Forbidden Planet - Peking in the 1960s may have been another world, but, says Eric Gordon, the time he spent there – some of it under house arrest – was ‘pretty perfect’ >> more

Festival springs into action - AN acclaimed music festival – starring one of the most famous singers in China – begins its world tour in the West End this weekend. >> more

Western approaches - Karen Mok is no stranger to Chinese audiences. But soon she’ll be just as well known here, says Igor Memic >> more

Stakes & chips - Betting shop chains are changing the face of Chinatown, turning it into the ‘Las Vegas of London’. William McLennan reports >> more

Pollution Solution - The year of the snake represents one of steady progress and attention to detail. MURAD QURESHI argues that it’s therefore the perfect time to address the problem of Chinese cities’ poor air quality >> more

Drawn to the East - The artist Feliks Topolski went to China twice – once during the war and again in the 60s. TOM FOOT traces his time there >> more

Snakes in the past - The Chinese zodiac claims that those born in the same year will share certain characteristics. William McLennan explores whether this holds true in the Year of the Snake >> more


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