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New Guangzhou film brings you inside a police station as the city copes with annual LNY exodus

Documentary film director shows the happy travelers Guangzhou train station police deal with as hundreds of thousands head home.

Thursday, 7 February, 2013, 4:45am

Railway stations braced as peak travel period begins

The Ministry of Railways is expecting more than 200 million passengers to take trains home during the Lunar New Year holiday, as the mainland enters the peak travel period today.

About 24.9 million people are expected to depart from Guangzhou, Guangdong's capital, alone.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Heavy weather adds twist to Lunar New Year exodus

About 50,000 passengers, mostly migrant workers, have been stranded in Guangzhou over the past few days by bad weather in northern provinces.

Twenty-three trains were delayed by snow and high winds from Friday night to Saturday morning, leaving thousands of travellers caught up in the annual Lunar New Year rush to return home.

12 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Railway passenger records set to tumble as holiday week charges ahead

China is closed on Monday, the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, and will not re-open until next Monday or Tuesday, the seventh and eighth days (chuqi and chuba) of the Lunar New Year.

11 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Spring fever at crowded station

A motley group of baton-wielding People's Armed Police officers sliced through the surging crowd single-file.

'Move it along,' they called to whoever would listen. But those who gave way were immediately replaced by others.

24 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

Holiday help for victims of quake

Preparations are under way to help those hit by the Hebei earthquake see in the Lunar New Year with traditional treats.

But many festive food donations ready for distribution are so modern most recipients will not have seen them before.

26 Jan 1998 - 12:00am