The Lunar New Year is China’s peak pork consuming season, as it is seen as a symbol of wealth. Photo: Reuters

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Explained: The economic importance of China’s Lunar New Year as the Year of the Rat begins

  • Known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, the Year of the Rat began on Friday with family reunions across the world’s most populous nation
  • The outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus, though, has complicated one of the planet’s greatest migrations and could hit revenues for retail sales and at the box office
Topic |   Lunar New Year
The Lunar New Year is China’s peak pork consuming season, as it is seen as a symbol of wealth. Photo: Reuters
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