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Feb 22, 2018 07:06 PM
BUSINESS & TECH

How China Spent the Lunar New Year Holiday

A Hakka folk-art performance takes place Monday in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province. The number of domestic trips during the Lunar New Year holiday increased by 12.1% this year to 386 million. Photo: VCG
A Hakka folk-art performance takes place Monday in Ganzhou, Jiangxi province. The number of domestic trips during the Lunar New Year holiday increased by 12.1% this year to 386 million. Photo: VCG

*Retail and catering report 926 billion yuan ($145.9 billion) in sales, a 10.2% increase over last year’s holiday

*Box-office takings soar, recovering from a slump last year

(Beijing) — China’s 1.39 billion people celebrated the arrival of the Year of the Dog by splurging on eating, vacationing, shopping and going to the movies, although the rate of growth in spending slowed compared with the weeklong Chinese Lunar New Year festival in 2017, government data show.

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