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Chunyun or Spring rush, also referred to as the Spring Festival travel season or the Chunyun period, is a period of travel in China with extremely high traffic load around the time of the Spring Festival, with a total of 2.38bn journeys over three weeks.
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  • (Xinhua)2017-02-07 14:11

    BEIJING - More passengers have traveled by train since the Spring Festival travel rush, or "Chunyun," which began on Jan 13, official data showed Monday. As of Sunday, 208 million trips had been taken by train, up more than 12 percent from last year, according to China Railway Corp (CRC) on Monday. ...

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  • By Zhu Wei(China Daily)2017-02-06 08:10

    This year's travel rush during Spring Festival, or chunyun, reached its peak days before the Chinese New Year, with passengers finding it particularly hard to hail a taxi or ride-sharing car. In most cases one had to pay drivers extra money to be picked up by ride-sharing cars; and even these offers...

  • (chinadaily.com.cn)2017-01-26 13:08

    Qin Si serves a passenger on board their flight, Jan 25, 2017. Qin, a post-1990s flight attendant with China Southern Airlines, will work her second Spring Festival travel rush this year. [Photo/Xinhua]Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important occasion in the Chinese cale...

  • (China Daily)2017-01-26 07:39

    A girl kisses her toy bear at a station in Shijiazhuang, Hebei province, on Jan 14, 2017. The world's biggest human migration during Spring Festival, or Chunyun, started on Friday, which usually means jam packed railway stations and long travel days. [Photo/IC]The travel rush at Spring Festival alwa...

  • (chinadaily.com.cn)2017-01-24 13:25

    Five foreigners from Australia, the United Kingdom, Canada and Tanzania served as volunteers during Chunyun, or the Spring Festival travel rush, at a railway station in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province.Foreign and local volunteers hold paintings with the Chinese character fu, whic...

  • By Luo Wangshu(China Daily)2017-01-24 08:31

    "The ticket hall was always filled with people. Passengers often lined up in front of the window and waited as long as 15 hours to get a ticket home," recalled Li Jing, describing the scenes at Taiyuan South railway station during the buildup to the Spring Festival exodus in the past. The 45-year-ol...

  • By Luo Wangshu(China Daily)2017-01-24 08:31

    Every year in the days leading up to the Spring Festival, China is the scene of the world's largest human migration. Thomas Lehmann, a development coordinator at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy in Beijing, will join the rush on Jan 27, Lunar New Year's Eve. He will take a train from B...

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