Ox-ymorons and other moo-sings in the Year of the Ox

Can the Metal Ox turn things around? While the odds are staggering, the ox brings hope as it is associated with many positive attributes

The ox is held up as a paragon of virtue in Chinese culture for being honest and hardworking. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - Most people can't wait to chase away the Rat Year, a grim year in which millions of lives and livelihoods were lost to a virus that could have leapt from wildlife to humans.

Will the economy in the Year of the Ox be bullish? Can the Metal Ox turn the tables? Niu zhuan qian kun, as the pun on the Chinese idiom goes.

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