Yep, the celebration of Chinese New Year goes on for 2 weeks. This year it was from February 8th to 23rd.I don't know anything about this thread.... But I do know that China has a new years festival every year during February and pretty much all of the workers leave to be with their families..... I work in aerospace and we always have to account for this time of year, so we ship stuff early or wait until March to get it...... I've even had FED EX express priority international air shipments just get dropped at a hub in China until they return (like the whistle blew for end of day and they all just ran out of the building and nobody answered the phone or anything haha)... So if ur package was shipped via USPS and was in China????? Ya that's what happened there.... I just saw this in the active topics so had to chime in haha.... As far as everything else goes with IS....... I have no experience with them, they don't have anything I want or need....