WA welcomes the Chinese Year of the Pig

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Chinese markets are closed throughout next week to celebrate lunar new year.

China is greeting the lunar new year with celebrations and a travel rush that will see an estimated 3 billion trips by people around the country.

The year of the pig in the 12-year Chinese astrological cycle starts Tuesday; it follows the year of the dog.

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Minister blames Russian Federation for collapse of nuclear treaty
Leaving the INF treaty would allow the Trump administration to counter the Chinese, but it's unclear how it would do that. China's foreign ministry ruled out the possibility of negotiating a new multilateral pact that includes Beijing.

South Coast Plaza, the largest shopping mall on the West Coast of the United States, welcomes the Lunar New Year with a spectacular celebration starting from Thursday night.

Others pointed to the pickup in domestic coking coal production after the break, which exerts downward pressure on domestic and seaborne coking coal prices. Products on offer will include MAC's new limited-edition Lunar New Year makeup line, as well as clutches and handbags from Kipling and Radley London.

However, the stakes could be different this year.

However, amid the ongoing trade tensions and economic strains, Chinese market gains have been capped.

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