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During Chinese New Year, cash is king but anxiety is forever

During the festive Chinese New Year period, hongbao guides pop up to offer tips on the "right" amount of cash to give. ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG
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SINGAPORE – In my version of history, the problem of holiday gift-giving was solved in China thousands of years ago.

By imperial decree, it was decided that gifting the right object to the right person was impossible – because, what are we, mind readers?

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