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    Train passengers line up at the railway station in Hengyang, Hunan province, on Wednesday. Photo: VCG
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Gallery: Lunar New Year’s Mass Migration Begins

Ten million passengers traveled on the country’s railways on Wednesday — five days before Lunar New Year’s Eve — and will move more than 413 million altogether during the 40-day rush, up 8.3% from the previous year

01.31.2019
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Gallery: Lunar New Year’s Mass Migration Begins