China's Lunar New Year travel set to double from last year

China is gearing up for the Lunar New Year, which falls on January 22. The New Year travel rush, known as "Chunyun", begins this weekend. Authorities estimate that 2.1 billion passenger trips will be made during the period, doubling from last year. But the travel rush is set to be highly unpredictable, amid a surge in Covid cases. Plus, the US antitrust regulator proposes a new rule that would enable employees to work for a rival company after leaving their jobs.

Read more on FRANCE 24 English

Read also:
China seeks to minimise Covid outbreak during Lunar New Year travel rush
‘Like a dystopia’: French expats on China’s ‘zero Covid’ and its shocking reversal
Can China cope? From zero to no Covid restrictions