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Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is celebrated across China and in many parts of Asia and the world where Chinese communities can be found. It is often marked by time off work or school and includes family visits, meals together, and games like mahjong. 

Dozens of protesters gathered on Nathan Road near Soy Street on February 9 last year after a confrontation with police over hawker control. Photo: Edward Wong

Mong Kok confrontation ‘did not amount to riot’

Unrest in Mong Kok last year did not amount to a “riot” under the law, a court heard on Friday.

Barrister Erik Shum Sze-man, who was making his closing submission at a trial of three people accused of rioting, said the city’s law defined the offence narrowly.