Cute, isn’t she ?
Is she going to bring her familly good luck and fortune ?
Probably… but even more likely if she is a Dragon Baby Girl !
In previous dragon years, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and countries such as Singapore with a strong Chinese diaspora have experienced baby booms. In 2000, Hong Kong saw a more than 5% rise in the number of births, according to official data.
Last month, state news agency Xinhua reported that China was anticipating a 5% increase in the number of babies this year.
Families stock up on fertility treatments, and obstetricians and gynaecologists are asked to help delay or speed up a child’s delivery date.
It’s all because some parents want to have a “dragon baby”.
The dragon, the only mythical creature among the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac, is regarded as a symbol of might and intelligence. In ancient China, the dragon was associated with the emperor.
Boys born in the year of the dragon, especially, are said to be destined to be successful and wealthy.
And they will probably need the Dragon Spirit to protect them as ”It might affect this birth cohort when they get into school, go to the labour market because more people means more competition,” said Dr Tong Yuying, assistant professor, department of sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
But it is well worthwhile would testify Maggie Cheung, Deng Xiaoping or Bruce Lee, all of them dragons. Good luck to the 2012 Baby Dragons then !