Last updated at: (Beijing Time) Thursday, January 08, 2004

Photo News: Spring Festival traffic peak starts

China on Wednesday started its annual mass passenger transportation before its traditional Lunar New Year, which falls on Jan. 22 this year. During this year's peak travel season, Chinese people will make unprecedented 1.89 billion journeys by bus, train, air or ship.


Passengers move back and forth at the West Railway Station of Beijing Jan. 7, 2004.

Passengers look out of a train window at the Railway Station of Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Jan. 7, 2004.

A woman from southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, waits with her baby at the Railway Station of Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, Jan. 7, 2004.

A security man works at the Railway Station of Zhengzhou, capital of central China's Henan Province, Jan. 7, 2004.

A thief (Front) is caught at the Railway Station of Chongqing in southwest China on Jan. 7, 2004.

A volunteer (L) helps carry luggage for a passenger at the Nanjing Railway Station Jan. 7, 2004.

A passenger plane for the coming travel peak is under security inspection in Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, Jan. 7, 2004.

People disinfect a train at the Nanjing Railway Station Jan. 7, 2004.

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