The Biggest Human Migration is About to Happen | Chinese New Year
Jan 23 , 2020 |
The largest annual human migration is about to take place — 1 in 6 people in the world will be traveling home for Chinese New Year. Often, human migration is linked to tragedy and conflict, but this migration is because of joy and family. Similar to Christmas, Eid, or Hanukkah, Chinese New Year is traditionally a family holiday. Around the world, Chinese New Year is celebrated with cultural festivals and meals, often in local Chinatowns. In China, where most do not live in their hometowns, the holiday entices hundreds of millions to travel home. In 2019 alone, some 3 billion trips were made by plane, train, bus, or car — with 5.6 million train tickets bought in just a single day. Check out how modern transportation, AI, and 5G technology help China manage this immense logistical feat with modern ingenuity. As Chinese New Year approaches, we wish everyone safe travels and a happy holiday!
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