» 02/15/2018, 14.19
Chinese New Year to usher in the Year of the Dog
Migrants go home making up to 2.98 billion trips by train, bus, or motorcycle. Some 380 million travellers are expected with Thailand and Malaysia as the favourite foreign destinations. Many are hoping for a heavy red envelope. Fireworks have been banned.
Beijing wakes up to New Year covered with snow
According to popular tradition, snow on the first day of the New Lunar Year brings "abundant fruit" in the coming year. The departure of migrants empties the capital and makes it livable. The air quality, however, again exceeds the danger threshold after enormous New Year fireworks spectacle.
Annual exodus for Chinese New Year begins; tens of millions of migrant workers on the move
More than 4.7 million passengers boarded trains in the first day of the annual great trek home. This year the numbers should be even greater because last year huge snowstorms prevented people from leaving the cities. But this year many are afraid that once they come back they may not have a job.
Over 2 billion trips for Year of the Pig
The government is expecting more than 2.17 billion passenger trips. Today 155 million people headed for home. The Year of the Pig is held to especially auspicious and a baby boom is expected.
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Tsai Ing-wen and Xi Jinping celebrate Lunar New Year differently
The Taiwanese president prayed in a Buddhist ceremony for quake victims and visited Taoist temples, greeting the population and handing out red envelopes. The Chinese president welcomed the New Year with 2,000 guests, business people and Party officials, in the Great Hall of the People. Taiwan’s vice president met with earthquake victims in Hualien.
Schools re-open, but not for everyone
Many poor children are working, during the New Year holiday’s, to pay their school fees. The story of Yuke, forced to risk her life in a fire-works factory, in order to have a better future.
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