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Trips abroad replace Chinese New Year treks to grandma's

Chinese will travel to 174 destinations outside mainland China for an average of 9.2 days during the Chinese New Year holiday period, according to online travel service International Ltd.


SHI Ying will not be making the traditional pilgrimage back to Shanghai to celebrate the Chinese New Year holiday with her extended family. Instead, they are all going to Japan for shopping and sightseeing.

That new custom lets her family bypass the mobs, clogged roads and...

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