Chinese police will tighten inspections to ensure road safety during the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush.
Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, will fall on Jan. 28, 2017, the earliest in the last five years. The travel rush, also known as "Chunyun," will begin on Jan. 13 and last until Feb. 21. Nearly 3 billion trips are expected to be made during the period.
Spring Festival is the country's most important family holiday, with hundreds of millions of people heading to their hometowns to meet up with relatives and old friends.
Spring Festival travel rush 春运
Chinese Lunar New Year 中国农历新年
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