Posted by Tsingsong on Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 7:49 PM
"Chun Yun" (increased transport for Spring Festival) is a special concept for China, at each special time of the year, the traffic will increase to more than 10 million passengers/ times within the month. The estimated time of Chun Yun this year stars from today (Jan 25), will reach its first peak on Jan 28, 29 and Feb 4 to Chinese New Year eve.
Today's front page of The Beijing News features a photo of Beijing West Railway Station: 2 passengers are sitting outside and waiting to come in the station, there is a big red board which wrote "go home for Spring Fistival" behind them. The leading headline of the paper is "Should we limit non-Beijinger to enter Beijing?" It is some discussions and reports which themed hot topics like Hukou (Permanent residence) in current Beijing two conference (People's congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference).
Another news is about Atkinson which Danwei has already reported earlier. The big headline of yesterday's Titan Sports is: Atkinson - You Must Apologize. And there are many comments on this rude, racism and foolish man from different countries and fields.
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Pallavi Aiyar's Chinese Whiskers: Pallavi Aiyar's first novel, Chinese Whiskers, a modern fable set in contemporary Beijing, will be published in January 2011. Aiyar currently lives in Brussels where she writes about Europe for the Business Standard. Below she gives permissions for an excerpt.
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