The largest migration we are going to witness, Chunyun in China!

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    Chunyun, (traditional Chinese: 春運; simplified Chinese: 春运; pinyin: Chūnyùn), also referred to as Spring Festival travel season, or Chunyun period, is a period of travel in China with extremely high traffic load around the time of the Chinese New Year. The period usually begins 15 days before the Lunar New Year's Day and lasts for around 40 days. The number of passenger journeys during the Chunyun period has exceeded the population of China, hitting 2.26 billion in 2008.[1] For comparison, this equals the number of rail journeys undertaken in the UK during the entire 2005-2006 year.[2] It has been called the largest annual human migration in the world.[3] Rail transport experiences the biggest challenge during the period, and a myriad of social problems have emerged.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chunyun


    Chunyun in 2011 is going to begin at January 19th and end at February 27th. It is estimated that Chinese railway is gonna transport over 230 million passengers during these 40 days. Hate to say it, but I am going to be one of the 230 million.

    God bless me!

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    2011 January 11th, Shijiazhuang, Heibe province.

    Dozens of college students stayed up all night at the railway station to get the tickets, some of them even took books with them so that they could prepare for the final examination while waiting for tickets.
     
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    god bless ya :)
    happy journey :D
     
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    No production in factories during this time. I had to plan my import to tide over this. Happy holidays to all our chinese members.
     
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    I can't wait for the new year. The streets of GZ will be EMPTY!
     
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    That is not going to happen, Chinese streets are crowded every day.
     
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    All these places are worked by migrants.... they go the hell home.
     
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    First, Most peasant workers work in the factories located in the suburban area, their interim departure won't affect people density in the downtown.

    Second, GZ is quite a popular tourism destination during Spring Festival due to its warm weather in winter. Many people will come to and stay in GZ during the holidays. I am pretty sure the streets in GZ is gonna be bustling just like it always to be.
     
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    Some pictures which tell the truth about Chunyun between 2000 and 2010

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    A womon is trying to get into the train through the window,2000

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    The girl's eyes tell us she really wanted to go home, 2001

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    Some one died on his way home, 2000

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    They had been standing and waiting in the queue for so long, they were so tired, some of them got asleep while standing, in Guangzhou, 2001


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    The baby is sleeping on his way home, 2002

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    Everyone is tired in the compartment, 2003

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    A child is sleeping on the table in the train while his parents are playing poker, 2008


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    Children who are happy because they are going home and adult who is worrying maybe because he failed to get a seat in the train, 2006 Guangzhou

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    People are sitting on the floor, 2005
     
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    People who are anxious to go home and people who is maintaining order, 2007 Guangzhou

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    Crowds outside the train station, 2008
     
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    It says "回家"(go home).
     
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    They all look tired, cold, poor and some of them dont even have bags to carry their stuff! It must be hard to leave home and work in far off places just to make ends meet! Everyone here is also going home for the Harvest season so i wonder how Indias mass migration back to the villages compares to this.!
     
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    All the street shops are migrants, all the chain shops are worked by migrants, GZ is a town of migrants. Once they leave, business comes to a halt. You better stock up because it will be hard to go shopping. I know I will.
     

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