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How much should we pay for family reunion?

(People's Daily Online)

13:20, January 22, 2013

Wang Ran, 27,musician (Photo/People's Daily Online)

Edited and translated by Chen Lidan, Huang Jin and Wang Xin, People's Daily Online.

•Name: Wang Ran
•Gender: male
•Age: 27
•Occupation: musician in Beijing
•Hometown: Lanzhou, Gansu province

•Departure Date: Feb. 5, 2013
•Distance from Home: 1,875 kilometers
•Route of Travel: Subway-> Beijing West Railway Station (cost 2 yuan)-> Lanzhou Railway Station (cost 600 yuan)-> a cab to home (30 yuan)

•Time Cost of Travel: 20 hours
•Total cost of Travel: 800 yuan incluing meals expenses, occupies a small proportion of monthly incomes.

•Background: Wang Ran has been working and studying in Beijing for seven years. He said the crowded train makes him so frustrated in every Spring Festival holiday, but he is more concerned about the train ticket in the festival rush period cannot be purchased easily. His greatest wish is to meet his family he hasn't seen for one year, and bring Beijing traditional products to his parents and grandparents; the easy-taking gift is prioritized to consider because of the train will be very crowded.

Read the Chinese version: 图揭春运回家成本. Source: People's Daily Online

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