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Friday, 16 February 2007

The 'year of the golden pig' gets underway in China

More than 150 million people are expected to be travelling home to be with their families in China to coincide with the start of the Year of the Golden Pig, a once every sixty years event - children born during the year are believed to have especial luck (and hospitals are said to be gearing up for a baby boom as a result). The annual Chinese New Year migration is apparently the world's biggest human migration, involving 2.17 billion passenger trips on trains, planes and buses.

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