China Juggles Tombs, Dragon Boats and Marx – Keith Bradsher
Plans are underway to solve the national travel crush that now occurs for the holiday. From the International Herald Tribune:
A Chinese government panel announced plans on Friday to revamp the holiday schedule to re-emphasize traditional festivals at the expense of the Marxist May Day celebration.
The new schedule aims to address the severe overloading of China’s air, rail and road links in the first week of May, when virtually the entire country goes on vacation. But gridlock may remain around the two other major holidays ” essentially a week each ” at the Chinese New Year and in the first week of October. [Full text]