Welcome to Chinese New Year of Trojan
Chinese began to mark the year in the roll of the 7th
of the 12 zodiacs, that represent the 12 major planets in
the solar system, as year of Horse thousands of years ago.
Horse the zodiac has a Fire property in Five Agent (Metal,
Wood, Water, Fire and Earth), which is quite different from
another fire zodiac namely Snake. If the energy channeled
by Snake is like a fire in a stove or on a candle, the
force conveyed by Horse is wild, massive and explosive, like
a bush fire and a lightening strike.
Many Chinese cities including Shanghai were shrouded in
a murky and toxic fog on the Chinese New Year's Day. Fuyang
in Anhui Province, where China's professional beggar
culture was originated and a mafia-like
beggar organization Beggar Gang (丐帮) was founded, was the
worst affected place, thanks to its most prominent townsman
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Newly-wed Chinese man Yao Shaoshuang (姚少双) was invited to
visit his in-law's home over the Chinese New Year holiday,
but he couldn't get a train ticket while the fare of flight
is out of his budget scope, so he decided to take the journey
on horse back. Fortunately he is a professional jockey.
Chinese state railway is to be further privatised and foreign
investment oriented this year under Li Keqiang administration,
it is expected train tickets will be increasingly difficult
for ordinary Chinese to obtain, maybe next year some guys
who failed to secure a train ticket should organize a marathon
running festival to home. (Source
of news/photo: Xinhua News Agency)