Chinese New Year: Inside the World’s Largest Trek
Article by CHRIS BUCKLEY and ADAM WU. January 26, 2017. Photos by Gilles SABRIE.
BEIJING — Xu Zhengming was lugging a 36-inch flat-screen television through the Beijing West Railway Station on his way home for China’s Lunar New Year. Another passenger was hauling a tub of meat. And many migrant workers returning to their home villages carried bundles of clothes and gifts for children they see maybe once a year.
They all said that they could not go home empty-handed for China’s biggest holiday. Even if that meant carting a television for two days across 1,000 miles.
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