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China prepares for Chinese New Year

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Migrant workers riding home for the upcoming Chinese New Year in Fengkai county, Guangdong province. About 2.8 billion trips will be made, according to government estimates.

Shanghai

RICH or poor, young or old, China's 1.3 billion are about to embark on the biggest movement of people in the world to celebrate Chinese New Year on Feb 19 with family and friends.

Factories will be shut, schools deserted, government offices closed. Cash-stuffed red