Chunyun 2021: CGTN reporter travels during 'unusual' travel rush
In normal times, January 28, 2021 would mark the start of the largest annual human migration, a 40-day period known as chunyun, or the Spring Festival travel rush. By the millions, people would travel across China to reunite with their families. This year, governments at all levels are urging residents to stay put and celebrate wherever they are, so as to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In this context, Chinese Transport Ministry forecasts a 40-percent drop in holiday traffic. For those still planning to hit the road, precautions are in place to ensure safety. CGTN's Xu Mengqi takes a bullet train from Shanghai to a nearby city in Jiangsu Province to experience first-hand what this year's chunyun feels like.