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Happy Labor Day Posted by on May 2, 2016

Happy Labor Day! 劳动节快乐! láo dòng jié kuài lè Yesterday marked International Labor Day in many countries around the world (except for the US, which celebrates in September). Know colloquially in Chinese as simply “5-1”  (五一 : wǔ yī), this holiday was once a Golden Week (黄金周 – huáng jīn zhōu) along with Spring Festival…

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Escaping the Holiday Crowd in China Posted by on May 6, 2015

It’s no secret that traveling during major Chinese holidays can be rough – millions of people move around the country at once, with seemingly never-ending traffic jams, long lines everywhere you go, and the phenomenon that is best described with the Chinglish idiom “people mountain people sea” (人山人海 – rén shān rén hǎi). While things…

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