Chunyun

Chunyun

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Chunyun, also referred to as Spring Festival travel season, or Chunyun period, is a period of travel in China with extremely high traffic load around the time of the Chinese New Year. The period usually begins 15 days before the Lunar New Year's Day and lasts for around 40 days. The number of passenger journeys during the Chunyun period has exceeded the population of China, hitting over 2 billion in 2008. It has been called the largest annual human migration in the world. Rail transport experiences the biggest challenge during the period, and myriad social problems have emerged. Three main factors are responsible for the heightened traffic load during the Chunyun period. First, it is a long-held tradition for most Chinese people to reunite with their families during Chinese New Year. People return home from work or study to have Reunion dinner with their families on New Year's Eve. Since the Chinese economic reforms of the late 1970s, new economic opportunities have emerged, often at a considerable distance from people's hometowns.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135959190
  • 9786135959192