The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Rain Water this year starts on Feb 19 and ends on Mar 5.
Why do the Chinese hold jade in such esteem? Through the following nine tales, from myth and historical records, you may get a glimpse of Chinese people’s reverence for jade.
More than 3,000 devotees from both sides of the Taiwan Straits attended the worship ceremony of Jade Emperor of Heaven at Tianbao Yuzun Palace in Zhangzhou city of Southeast China's Fujian province in the early morning of Feb 27, 2015.
On Tuesday, the New York Philharmonic rang in the Year of the Sheep with its fourth annual Chinese New Year concert.
The fifth Beijing International Film Festival (BIFF) is scheduled to run from April 16 to 23.