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Rooster toys are displayed in a shop in the International Trade Mart in Yiwu, East China's Zhejiang province, Dec 12, 2016. There are more than 20 kinds of rooster toys covering a wide range of prices in some shops. 

                                                                                     

A consumer chooses gold rooster pendants in a jewelry shop in Yantai, East China's Shandong province, Dec 11, 2016. These gold rooster pendants sport unique meaningful names, such as "peace" and "fortune", and auspicious patterns are popular among local shoppers. 

 


A consumer chooses gold rooster pendants in a jewelry shop in Yantai, East China's Shandong province, Dec 11, 2016. These gold rooster pendants sport unique meaningful names, such as "peace" and "fortune", and auspicious patterns are popular among local shoppers. 

 

As the Chinese Lunar New Year and the Year of Rooster draw near, a variety of rooster-themed products are being released all around China.


The rooster occupies the 10th position in the Chinese Zodiac, or shengxiao, a circle of 12 animals that measure the cycles of time. The rooster is the zodiac animal of people who were born in the lunar years for 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and or will be born in 2017.


The upcoming Year of the Rooster starts on Jan 28.