I didn't wear red underwear during my last animal year 11 years ago. That year was bad luck so I planned to strictly follow the rules throughout my animal year next year.
There has been great improvement in China's human rights situation, but the U.S. report did not recognize China's achievements. The U.S. reports on 190 countries, but does not talk about the bad situation in the U.S., so the Chinese government feels it is necessary to complete the picture.
Red is a thick, compelling color in my mind. If there's something red at home, such as a big red Chinese tie, the atmosphere will be different. But I cannot explain why red works on me that way. It's just a habit, a tradition that I'm so used to.