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Old 12-17-2007, 09:37 AM
 
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'Tis a fine and fun frivolity. It goes against several Chinese gift-giving traditions. Until recently in Chinese communities, gifts were given from a person in higher status to one of lower status: parents to kids, boss to employees, sometimes a small item from older brother to younger siblings. Gifts to teachers were gifts from parents. Gifts were generally new cash in a red envelope. New Year and weddings were the main gift-giving times. The times they are a-changing: merchants have been pushing more general gift-giving for Mother's Day, anniversaries, etc.
 
 

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