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China gears up for peak New Year travel period

25 january 2014, 10:37
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People take photos at a park decorated with colorful decals for the upcoming Lunar New Year in Beijing on January 24, 2014. ©AFP
People take photos at a park decorated with colorful decals for the upcoming Lunar New Year in Beijing on January 24, 2014. ©AFP
China was gearing up Saturday for the peak travel period of the world's largest annual human migration as the Spring Festival national holidays draws near, AFP reports.

Hundreds of millions of migrant workers will return home to their backwater towns and rural villages before the Lunar New Year, which falls this year on January 31.

"The country's transport system will witness the busiest time in the next days, as a vast number of people rush home," Xinhua state news agency said in a report Saturday.

The number of road passengers reached 92.63 million on Friday, making a total of 772 million since January 16, up 4.4 percent from last year, Xinhua said, citing figures released by China's Ministry of Transport.

There were no details of the figures on the ministry's website.

Transport officials predict Chinese passengers will make 3.62 billion trips during the Lunar New Year period, including 3.2 billion trips by road.

"The idea of Spring Festival is to go back to spend quality time with family members, wrap dumplings, and watch the Spring Festival Gala," a man surnamed Sun told AFP at Beijing Railway Station, referring to an annual yearly performance by comedians, dancers and singers which families commonly watch together on television.

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