Bad economy, nosy relatives: Young Chinese put off by Lunar New Year

Bad economy, nosy relatives: Young Chinese put off by Lunar New Year

Many of China’s nearly 380 million internal migrants only go home once a year – and the Lunar New Year, the most important festival for family reunion, is usually the time to do it. That is why the Spring Festival travel rush, known as “chunyun”, is the world’s largest annual mass migration. Authorities are expecting a record nine billion trips this time for the Year of the Dragon.