High-speed trains with comfort, Starbucks coffee onboard, free Wi-Fi in stations, and phone apps for ticket purchase. As the Spring Festival travel rush kicked off on Sunday, hundreds of millions of Chinese found that their journeys for holiday homecomings have become much smoother and faster.
Staff at Jinjiang Park station on Shanghai’s subway Line One clean water leaking from the roof, Jan 25, 2016, which had begun letting in water at about 6 pm, probably as a result of the city’s low temperature. Several doors were closed and passing trains were not affected. Shanghai’s temperature on Sunday, with a low of minus 7.2 degrees Celsius, was a record low for 35 years.
Tibet has a huge task ahead to reduce by 690,000 the number of people living below the poverty line by 2020, regional poverty relief officials said ahead of the annual meeting of the Tibetan Regional People's Congress, the local legislature.
As Spring Festival, an occasion for family reunions, is approaching, young people returning home from their jobs in the city will face another round of scrutiny from older relatives about whether or not they will get married soon.