Spring Festival Transportation

11:27, February 08, 2010      

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Chunyun (Spring Festival Transportation) refers to the extremely high traffic load of transportation in China around the time of Chinese New Year. The high traffic load usually begins 15 days before the Lunar New Year, and lasts for around 40 days. This period is also called Spring Festival travel season, or Chunyun period.

During this period, millions of Chinese will rush back home for the Spring Festival.

China's Spring Festival transport is seen as the world's largest annual human migration as tens of millions of migrant workers return home, often their only chances for family gatherings.

China embraces Spring Festival travel peak >>

Migrant workers return home with new year hope>>

China's railways expected to transport 210 mln passengers during Spring Festival>>

Millions on move as China's Spring Festival travel season begins>>
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