Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, October 01, 2015

October 1 holiday in China

China embraces National Day holiday
The iconic Tian'anmen Square in central Beijing is usually filled with flowers, pot plants and topiary, but on Thursday there were some new installations: hundreds of toilets…

The week-long National Day holiday began on Thursday. More than 532 million domestic trips are expected to be made from Oct. 1 to 7, according to the China Tourism Academy. Therefore, a variety of measures are being rolled out to ensure a safe, happy vacation for China's tourists…

More than 100 million passengers are expected to travel by rail during the holiday, China Railway Corp. said on Wednesday. A record 13.3 million passengers will take trains on Oct. 1, up 13.4 percent from the same day last year.

In Nanchang, one of the country's busiest transportation hubs, the local railway bureau has added 39 trains, including 31 bullet trains, to ease pressure. The city in east China's Jiangxi Province expects to transport 930,000 passengers by train on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Guangzhou Railway Group Corp., which operates trains in migrant workers-concentrated Guangzhou and Shenzhen, has scheduled 39 extra trains to meet demand.

Many airlines contacted by Xinhua said they had also increased the frequency of flights…

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