People in villages and cities across China and other parts of Asia are getting ready to celebrate the Lunar New Year this weekend. DW looks at some of the preparations for the festivities.
Folk artist Kan Zongqin from eastern China's Shandong Province made a total of 100 rooster-shaped dough figurines to greet the lunar new year of the rooster.
Proud rooster owners posed in Shunde, in China's southern Guangdong Province.
New Year's meals are lavish and the holiday represents the peak time for meat consumption. Paramilitary policemen in Hangzhou pulled this pig outside for slaughter.
A giant golden rooster lantern lights up Singapore's Chinatown district.
Myanmar's capital was decorated with lanterns ahead of the Lunar New Year festivities.
"Gong xi fa cai" is a wish for wealth in the new year - very fitting here in Jakarta's business district.
Resident in Xuan La, a village near Hanoi, Vietnam, were making "Banh Chung" rice cakes in preparations for the Lunar New Year festivities, known as "Tet."
At the ASEAN Summit in Singapore, Beijing tried to strengthen ties with Southeast Asian states. DW’s Frank Sieren says that could have far-reaching consequences for Europe’s role in global politics.
Through a series of major investment funds and development aid projects, Australia and China are trying to outbid each other to create networks of power and influence in poorer Pacific nations.
Footage posted online showing questionable cleaning practices in some hotels in China has sparked social media outrage. Several hotels have apologized, though one said such actions were an "isolated occurrence."
A commission investigating Donald Trump's defense strategy has said the US could lose a military conflict with China or Russia. It argued that the US' ability to defend itself and its allies was in doubt.
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