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This Chinese New Year, something strange is afoot in China

Millions of workers have already returned home to celebrate the Chinese New Year due to a slowdown, leaving local governments wondering what happens if they don't go back to work after the holiday.


EVERY year, tens of millions of China's 246 million migrants return home to celebrate the Chinese New Year. It's the world's biggest annual migration, and it typically goes off smoothly. This year, however, something's amiss.

Although the holiday doesn't start until Feb 8,...