When a New Year's fireworks display is cancelled, the Team decides to visit CHINA, where fireworks were invented. Doki figures they must be celebrating too, and he wonders - what do the Chinese do, for New Year's? In BEIJING, they join their friend Dandan, who shows them Chinese New Year customs, while Oto makes traditional ˜long life' noodles. They're surprised to learn that they're early for the real celebrations “ which happen on the lunar calendar! But Dandan arranges for fireworks anyway.
On the way home from a New Year's eve celebration in the far East, the gang is invited to another countdown in LONDON, ENGLAND. But wait “ how can it be New Year's Eve, again? They land, and are dismayed to discover that the famous ˜Big Ben' appears to have stopped. Surely, it's past midnight! So while Oto tries to ˜fix' it, the others head to the Greenwich observatory, for the correct time. There, they learn that thanks to time zones, it really can be different times in different places