Two billion journeys in China’s own great migration – Clifford Coonan

From The Independent Online:

It’s the biggest movement of human beings on the planet – the mass exodus of Chinese travellers to celebrate Lunar New Year with their loved ones in the heartlands and provinces.

Up to two billion journeys will be undertaken in planes, trains and automobiles in a wave of humanity on the move that dwarfs even the annual Haj pilgrimage. Upwards of 120 million migrant workers, students and new capitalists are travelling home to their families to welcome in the Year of the Dog, and China’s transport infrastructure is bursting at the seams.

January 27, 2006 9:35 PM
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