It is now January 28, 2017 in China and other Chinese-speaking regions.
I’d like to use this opportunity to welcome the Year of the Rooster, and to wish a Chinese New Year to all of my Chinese friends, colleagues, and blog readers. May this year be safe, prosperous, and enjoyable.
The Traditional Chinese form of rooster is 雞 (U+96DE), though it can also be written using 鷄 (U+9DC4), and the Simplified Chinese form is 鸡 (U+9E21). The Year of the Rooster itself is represented using the ideograph 酉 (U+9149), which is also Radical #164 (⾣ U+2FA3).
In related news, UTC #150 took place this week, and three new Chinese-related characters, FIRECRACKER (L2/17-025), MOONCAKE (L2/17-024), and RED ENVELOPE (L2/17-023), will soon be added to the emoji candidates page.