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Chinese Year of the Horse

January 31, 2014 - CHINA

Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse begins on begins on 31 Jan 2014.

The date rings in China's most important holiday - the 15-day Spring Festival - and a possible baby boom. The stock market is reported to be anticipating that many citizens will see the Year of the Horse as an auspicious time to take advantage of Beijing's easing of the country's one-child policy. Anticipating that wealthy Chinese will see the Year of the Horse as a lucky time to purchase a luxury car, British car maker Rolls Royce will release its Ghost Majestic Horse edition for the market in China. The limited-edition vehicle is decked out with details that take inspiration from classical interpretations of the horse in traditional Chinese art. Interior embroidery and marquetry reflect equine touches and the exterior is finished with a hand-applied horse motif.

Chinese New Year Fast Facts (CNN 15 Nov 2014)

China to ease one-child policy, abolish labor camps (CNN 16 Nov 2014)

2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost Majestic Horse Edition (TopSpeed 4 Nov 2014)

Date written/update: 2013-11-20