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China Numbers: Holiday Edition


Last week marked one of China's "Golden Weeks" celebrating both National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival. These are some numbers making news over the holiday.

Number of visitors to the Forbidden City on October 2 – a record high. China Daily

The number of reported road accidents during the holiday, a year-on-year decrease of 24.1 percent. People’s Daily

Number of people killed in traffic accidents during the holiday. A 46.2 percent decrease from last year. People’s Daily

1.77 billion yuan
The amount tourists spent over the holiday according to the National Tourism Administration, surging by almost a quarter from last year. China Daily

85 million
The number of people who used the expressway network on September 30, according to the Ministry of Transportation. This marks a 13.3 percent increase from the same period in 2011. BBC

15 percent
The percentage that overall retail sales grew during the holiday, hitting 800.6 billion yuan. Reuters

50 percent
The estimated increase in the number of tourists booking overseas trips from last year. China Daily

34.25 million
The number of visitors China’s 119 major scenic spots received over the eight-day holiday. China Daily



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