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  • Mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis blasts MTA for being insensitive to Asians

    02/08/2013 11:07:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5:26 PM, February 7, 2013 | Carl Campanile
    GOP mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis today blasted the MTA of being insensitive to the city’s Asian community by suspending No. 7 weekend train service during Lunar New Year festivities—the most significant Asian holiday of the year. The 7 train runs from Times Square in Manhattan to Flushing in Queens, home of the city’s largest ethnic Chinese and Korean communities. The track work suspends service in Manhattan. “The MTA has no respect for the Asian people. It’s terrible,” Catsimatides said. …
  • China: Beijingers send 400 mln text messages on Lunar New Year's eve

    02/18/2007 11:38:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 275+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 02/19/07
    Beijingers send 400 mln text messages on Lunar New Year's eve 2007-02-19 01:15:46 BEIJING, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- Beijingers sent more than 400 million text messages of greetings on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, the most important festival in China. Figures released Sunday by Beijing Mobile and Beijing Unicom, two major telecommunications operators in the Chinese capital, showed that about 5,800 text messages were sent per second Saturday in Beijing. The Chinese Lunar New Year starts on the first day of the first lunar month, which falls on Sunday this year. Reuniting with...
  • Year of the Pig sparks some porkies [Ho Hum Muslims Are Offended]

    02/04/2007 1:59:56 PM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 13 replies · 1,379+ views ^ | 01/01/07 | Rowan Callick
    ON February 18, the Chinese world will usher in the new year of an animal, but its identity will be suppressed. A billion people will view China's - and the world's - most-watched annual television show, the Chinese New Year's Eve variety spectacular, but the viewers will be no wiser as to which animal is involved. Left out ... pigs won't be mentioned in China's Year of the Pig celebrations to avoid offending the country's Muslim population / File