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(From China Daily)
It took three evenings for 21-year-old college student Chen Xing to make a delicate red Chinese Knot (zhongguojie) as a special gift for her mother's 50th birthday, which fell during Spring Festival.
Incorporating a pretty circle, a figure of the Chinese word "shou" (longevity) in the middle and a long tassel below the circle, the beautiful hand-tied knot is "the best gift I ever got," said chen's mother, Wang Haijing.
Wang, a Chinese Knot lover, hangs a new one in her house every Spring Festival.
"It's an auspicious symbol for a new year," Wang explained.
A traditional craft dating back at least 1,000 years, the Chinese Knot has regained wide …