Hongkonger Tracy Chu with her family, son Ethan Ko, 10, and husband Gao Erqiang, at Victoria Park. They are spending their first Lunar New Year together in three years. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Hongkonger Tracy Chu with her family, son Ethan Ko, 10, and husband Gao Erqiang, at Victoria Park. They are spending their first Lunar New Year together in three years. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Lunar New Year: agony turns to joy for Hong Kong, mainland families spending festival together after 3 years apart

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Hongkonger Tracy Chu with her family, son Ethan Ko, 10, and husband Gao Erqiang, at Victoria Park. They are spending their first Lunar New Year together in three years. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Hongkonger Tracy Chu with her family, son Ethan Ko, 10, and husband Gao Erqiang, at Victoria Park. They are spending their first Lunar New Year together in three years. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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