Newsletter #142

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Dear Friend,

Welcome in the Year of the Rooster with decorations, lanterns, cards, red envelopes, and more from ChinaSprout. Check out our Chinese New Year Page for ideas and inspiration. Our Year of the Rooster Page features great zodiac and rooster items to commemorate this illustrious holiday. We are also offering FREE lanterns for all purchases over $50. While we look forward to the start of a brand new year, we cannot forget the sadness that the past two weeks has brought for millions in Asia and East Africa. You can help tsunami victims when you shop at We will donate 10% of our sales purchases from January 11 to the 16th to support relief efforts for children in these stricken areas.

Shop at ChinaSprout and Donate to Tsunami Victims

Save the Children


The whole world is shocked and saddened by the massive loss of life and damage created by the Indian Ocean tsunamis. You can help tsunami victims as they struggle to survive and rebuild their lives when you shop at We will donate 10% of your purchase  from January 11 to January 16 to Save the Children, a non-profit organization whose focus is to help children in need.  All donations made to Save the Children will go directly to helping children who have been impacted by this devastating tragedy.

FREE Lanterns!!!Gifts Under $50 and $100

Get ready for the Year of the Rooster with products from and receive a FREE lantern when your order totals $50.00 or more. Lanterns are the perfect decoration for your Chinese New Year celebration as they are a major part of the holiday festivities in China! This offer is valid from January 11th through the 24th on orders with a $50.00 minimum purchase. Simply enter this special coupon code: 1105414128 while on the shopping cart page, then hit 'Recalculate' and your FREE gift will be added to your cart! Don't forget to check out our Chinese New Year Page to shop for your New Years celebration products now! This offer is good while supplies last.

Chinese New Year E-cardsGifts Under $50 and $100

Just in time for the Chinese New Year, we've designed a new set of Chinese New Year cards! They're free and you can send them to as many friends and family members as you like. Best of all, they count towards our popular Friends & Family Referral Program! Should any of the recipients of your E-card buy something at ChinaSprout, you will automatically receive a 10% coupon (restrictions apply, see here for more).   

New Products

 Year of the Rooster Greeting Cards 

Firecracker – Good Fortune

  Silk Take-out Bag Set

Quest USA - Da Tiao Zhan (3 DVD)

Apparel and Accessories…

One of the Chinese New Year traditions is to purchase a new wardrobe for the year. Make sure that you and your child are dressed in style to greet the Year of the Rooster with clothing and accessories from ChinaSprout. Moms can choose from one of our elegant new handbags or adorable ladybug charms.  We also have great new outfits and rooster hair bands for kids, just in time for the holiday! 

Visit these pages for more Chinese New Year dresses and suits for children and adults.


New Year, Home Decor, Dolls…

We are continually receiving new products for Chinese New Year. Our latest additions include firecracker wall hangings and a packet of 10 beautiful Year of the Rooster cards. For a bit of Chinese inspiration all year round, decorate your home with one of our watercolor paintings, table sets or historical Cultural Revolution alarm clocks. Little ones will love the the Monkey King Stool and gorgeous Pemba doll!

Visit these pages for more Chinese New Year home decor such as Wall Hangings, Couplets, Lanterns, Firecrackers



We have added more wonderful Chinese language books and tools to help you master both the written and spoken Chinese language. Kids will love our Chinese Chess Pack and the compelling book about China's Giant Pandas. "Life Around Shichahai" offers a intimate look at one of the most stunningly beautiful and historically important places around Beijing.

Visit this page to find more Chinese New Year books and learn how the Chinese celebrate Chinese New Year


Music and VCDs…

Fill your home with the beautiful and moving melodies of Chinese music this New Year. Our latest audio products include works by some of China's most well-known traditional and contemporary artists. You can also brush up on your knowledge of Chinese culture with one of our DVDs, including and the delightful "Art of Chinese Dance" and the popular television series "Kang Xi Emperor". Reality show fans will be addicted to "Da Tiao Zhan", a cross-country quest across America with Chinese teams from all across the world.


Popular Chinese New Year Products…

Here at ChinaSprout, you will find everything you need to celebrate the New Year, just as millions do in China. Whether you are looking for decorations, cards, lanterns, lion dance costumes, red envelopes, or gifts, you will find it on our site. We are featuring some of our most popular products below to help get you started toward a festive New Year celebration.

To see more Chinese New Year products, visit our Chinese New Year page.

China in the News

Chinese Children Aged 0-6 Taller Than Those of a Decade Ago

China Economic Net, Editorial,
January 8, 2005
A new survey shows that children aged 0-6 in some Chinese cities are at least two centimeters taller than those of ten years ago.

Get the whole story here

Crowds pack out China ice festival

Daily Mail, January 6, 2005
Thousands of visitors have flocked to an annual ice festival in northeastern China to marvel at giant buildings made from ice blocks.

Get the whole story here

China's New Prosperity Leaves Rural Women Behind

The Epoch Times, January 2, 2005
Women in China's booming cities are enjoying unprecedented economic security and social mobility. But beyond the city limits women still face a daunting environment full of abuse and grinding poverty.

Get the whole story here

China TV

The China Related TV list is compiled weekly by Kirby Bartlett-Sloan. Kirby, an adoptive parent of three Chinese girls, has one of the most comprehensive TV listings of programs on China and from China that are in the English language.

Life's Little Miracles - "Xiuzhen's Open Heart Surgery"

Chinese orphan Xiuzhen travels to Toronto for heart surgery. Cerebral palsy patient Shannon hopes to be a candidate for surgery to reduce her severe rigidity and muscle spasicity with a pump that delivers medicine through her spinal column.
Thursday January 20, 2005 6:30am-7:00am on Discovery Health Channel - Special / Health

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

Based on Amy Tan's best seller about the relationships of a group of Chinese women with their Americanized daughters.Director: Wayne Wang Performers: Rosalind Chao, Tsai Chin, Kieu Chinh, Lisa Lu, France Nuyen, Lauren Tom Rating: R
Thursday January 20, 2005 11:05am-1:30pm on STARZ - Movie / Drama

That's My Baby - "Silvia"

A red panda at the Knoxville Zoo gives birth.
Thursday January 20, 2005 1:30pm-2:00pm on ANPLAN - Network Series / Nature 

More listings... 

Chinese Wisdom of the Week

 "Zi Xia said: "All men under Heaven are brothers."" from Quotations from Confucius.


As we approach the joy and festivities that accompany the dawn of a new year, let us remember the tsunami victims and their families. No matter what our differences in this world, we are, ultimately, all brothers and sisters.


Your Friends,

The ChinaSprout Team

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