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The Chinese new year means fireworks—and a new film of Pleasant Goat and Big Grey Wolf

By Mark Kitto   March 2011

Yellow Mountain is overrun by tourists in summer; that’s why we went there for the new year

In the days leading up to the Chinese new year, the celebratory fireworks started at dawn—that is, if they let up during the night, which wasn’t always the case. The public transport system was overwhelmed by migrant workers returning home for the start of the Year of the Rabbit, and pet shops did a roaring trade in bunnies.

My first duty of the new year was a visit to the cinema on the day that my children broke up from school. New films…

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