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A Boon to the Economy
During the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day holiday, about 425 million people traveled the country, creating sales in the retailing and catering sectors in excess of 800 billion yuan. This sum is roughly 10 percent of South Korea or Mexico's GDP in 2011. Booming sales during the holiday in China illustrates the potential for consumption
Golden Harvest

The spending carnival during the Golden Week supports the argument that Chinese consumers are a bright spot in a slowing economy. Consumption is gradually becoming a pillar for economic growth and will continue to be a highlight in the future. The key to boosting spending lies in more holidays and stricter implementation of the paid leave policy

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Taking a Toll
Toll-free holidays bring massive congestion and opposition by highway operators
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