Passengers wait for the train at Fuzhou Railway Station in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, January 12, 2017, ahead of the Spring Festival travel rush. Photo: Xinhua

Facial recognition to ticketing apps: how tech is helping ease the Lunar New Year travel crush

Technology is playing a part to ease the travel crush during Lunar New Year. An estimated 3 billion trips will be made in a six-week period starting next week as hundreds of millions of Chinese make their way back to their hometowns. 

Topic |   Lunar New Year

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Passengers wait for the train at Fuzhou Railway Station in Fuzhou, capital of southeast China's Fujian Province, January 12, 2017, ahead of the Spring Festival travel rush. Photo: Xinhua
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Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.

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