People heading home for Chinese New Year
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Chinese New Year: 'The world's maddest dash'

Hundreds of millions of Chinese people are travelling home to spend the Lunar New Year holiday with their families in the world's biggest annual migration.

Most tickets for travel by rail, air or water have been sold out for several weeks.

But however people travel, they are likely to face a highly stressful journey, as Martin Patience reports.

  • 17 Feb 2015
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