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Do you agree that China should cancel the'golden' holiday plans [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-9-30 14:25:38 |Display all floors
China may overhaul a vacation scheme which mandates workers across the country to take their three weeks of paid holiday at the same time.
The system of "Golden Weeks" was introduced in 1999 in an effort to boost domestic consumption and tourism revenue. But it has also spawned major frustrations with overcrowded tourist sites, scalpers charging exorbitant prices for rail tickets and booked-out hotels.
All Chinese workers, except for those assuring essential services, are compelled to take the specified three weeks off and are not allowed to choose to take their vacations at different times.
The first week comes at the Lunar New Year or Spring Festival, which falls in January or February, the second week centers on Labor Day on May 1 and the third begins on October 1, China's National Day.
The quality of people's traveling experience has been negatively influenced during the past six years due to the contradictions between consumer demands and service capacity.
So the Golden weeks has never been a meaningful thing.

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Post time 2006-9-30 14:51:59 |Display all floors
I like the concept of golden week , no other reason ,just because I can do more things in the 7 days ,traveling or sleeping and so on , if there’s no golden week ,I can hardly get the 7 days off . and my boss would rather pay more money than approve the days off .

Workers and tourism ?

Actually ,there’s little part of common workers traveling in golden week ,and the major part is social servant ,they are the directly beneficiary

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Post time 2006-9-30 15:05:50 |Display all floors
Cancel or remain it, to me, it is the same thing.

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Post time 2006-9-30 15:08:25 |Display all floors

golden week actually is burden week

I have been jammed in subway from home to work and vice versa everyday, so I don't want be jammed in crowd in the holidays.
If I want go travelling, I prefer personal vacation.
We can't be enjoying the tourist attractions because there's a saying: adults can only view others' heads, kids can only view others' hips.
One thing that's truly hard to eradicate is the idea.

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