Advisor: Too Many Holidays Not Advisable – Xinhua

 Headline Images Site23 20070311 000874Ac39A4075E02D202From Xinhua News Agency via Beijing Review (photo: economist Wu Jinglian wrapped up by reporters, via

With a vast majority of Chinese upholding more public , Wu Jinglian, a famous economist and a political advisor, said that China is still a developing country and should not have too many holidays.

Wu said China has enough holidays at present and more researches should focus on whether more holidays are conducive to raising consumption.

A number of political advisors have proposed that more traditional Chinese festivals, such as the Dragon Boat Festival and Tomb Sweeping Day, on which people pay respect to ancestors, should be made public holidays in a bid to raise people’s awareness of traditions.

A survey (Chinese) on revealed that over 98 percent of netizens expected Lunar New Year‘s Eve to become an official public holiday. [Full Text]

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