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5,000 years riding high on the hog

2019-02-09 07:51:56

Two thousand years ago, privileged Chinese, such as aristocrats or superrich businesspeople, could expect a lot upon their deaths.

An old, treasured friend that is part of the family

2019-02-09 07:35:01

The pig, which appears as the last of the 12 Chinese zodiac creatures, has undoubtedly struck an emphatic cultural note. The reason, says Shi Chao of the Zhejiang Provincial Museum in Hangzhou, is simple. "We Chinese value family above almost everything else. And, of all the zodiac animals, the pig

A Beijing show highlights pig motifs on cultural items

2019-01-31 07:49:57

A new exhibition celebrating the Year of the Pig opened to the public at the Capital Museum in Beijing on Tuesday. The first day of Lunar New Year falls on Feb 5 this year.

Dough figurines of pigs greet Chinese New Year

2019-01-10 10:19:20

Chinese people expect loads of pig-themed decorations and items as the lunar Year of the Pig draws near. This photo taken on Jan 8, 2019 shows a pair of dough figurines of pigs holding couplets to greet people for an auspicious new year.

China Post issues Year of Pig collectible

2019-01-08 11:01:29

The importance of domesticated pigs as a source of food and a symbol of prosperity is manifested in many forms of Chinese culture, for example, the character of "jia (home)" is composed by a part "tun" which means the pig.

Chinese zodiac comes to a school in Malta

2019-01-16 11:43:01

Artists from Taiwan introduce the Chinese zodiac to students at a primary school in Kalkara, Malta, Jan 10, 2019.

Five popular cartoon pig characters in China

2019-01-29 13:52:32

Pigs have recently been proving quite popular among the Chinese people as they welcome in the New Year of the Pig. Besides Peppa Pig, one of the most famous pig cartoon stars, there are many other lovable pig cartoon characters worth mentioning.

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