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'Golden Week' presents sweets and bitters to Chinese

(People's Daily Online)

10:53, October 10, 2012

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Many Chinese people may choose “tired” if using a word to describe the just past “Golden Week” of National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival because of the gridlocked traffic on the highway and the crowded stream of people in scenic spots. People spent a lot of money but did not enjoy a relaxed holiday. Nevertheless, the “Golden Week” was still the happy time.


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