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Chinese Ring In Year of the Dragon; Creates Baby Boom

ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images(HONG KONG) -- Millions across Asia are ringing in the Year of the Dragon. Festivities for the Chinese, or Lunar, New Year kicked off from Beijing to Bangkok on Monday.

The Year of the Dragon is considered the luckiest in the Chinese calendar – and that’s created a baby boom, especially in Hong Kong. Mothers from mainland China are flocking to give birth there, where children are guaranteed education rights – and mothers are exempt from China’s one-child policy. Public hospitals in Hong Kong say bookings for maternity beds have already spiked more than 10 percent.

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