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Milioni di cinesi rientrano a casa per la festa del Capodanno Lunare, prima del previsto.

Il quotidiano China Daily riporta che milioni di cinesi hanno già intrapreso il loro viaggio di ritorno a casa, circa dieci giorni prima del previsto.  Alcuni di essi lo hanno fatto a causa della perdita del posto di lavoro. Segue il comunicato in inglese ripreso dal sito di Bloomberg del 3 gennaio.

Millions of people in mainland China have already started traveling back to their hometowns, well ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday beginning Jan. 26, the China Daily said on its Web site.

The annual travel season in Beijing kicked off 10 days before it usually does in other cities as migrant workers, university students and others headed for home, the report said, citing Wang Yan, a press officer at Beijing Railways Bureau.

Some passengers are returning earlier because they’ve lost their jobs, the report said. Others are setting out to avoid the peak rush beginning several days before the Lunar New Year.

Railway stations across China may handle 188 million passengers during the Lunar New Year travel season this year, an increase of 8 percent from 2008, the report said, citing data from its railway ministry.  To contact the reporter on this story: Wing-Gar Cheng [1] in Beijing at wgcheng@bloomberg.net [2]

Il comunicato di Bloomberg del 3 gennaio [3]