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Lunar new year holidays likely to see even bigger migration in China

Depreciating yuan not deterring foreign travel though shopping could drop

Railway workers hold back passengers at the Hankou Railway Station in Wuhan on the eve of the annual Spring Festival travel rush in central China's Hubei Province on Jan. 12.

BEIJING -- As China's spring festival approaches, research shows that more Chinese are planning a domestic trip than last year, while others seem little affected by the weakening yuan and are taking off overseas.

Spring festival is the biggest holiday celebrated in China, creating a massive human migration as people gather for family reunions and visit different places. Marked by the lunar Chinese calendar, this year's holiday falls between Jan. 27 and Feb. 2.

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