Horse Race

Wine experts know there are good years and bad years for Bordeaux. The Chinese feel the same way about babies. So as the Year of the Horse gives way to the Year of the Sheep, a popular resolution seems to be: suspend all efforts to procreate. Chinese tradition holds that kids born in sheep years are doomed to a life of baaaahd luck. And since most mainland couples can legally have only one child, they're not taking any chances; as Jan. 31, Chinese New Year's Eve, draws nigh, maternity wards are reporting deliveries in record numbers, with some seeing increases of...

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