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Monkey Magic: Why does China love the monkey?

The year of the Monkey is widely expected to spark a baby boom, with many couples hoping to have a child during this auspicious year. But what makes the monkey more popular than the ram, the snake or the rat? And why does it hold such a special place in China’s popular psyche? Xie Yi from the Yiswind Cultural and Educational Organization and Teng Jimeng, from Beijing Foreign Studies University join us for a lively discussion on the real meaning of the monkey, and the secret to its enduring appeal.

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