Source:China Daily (Sichuan Province)
Posted: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
A deputy of the Chinese National People's Congress, Li Jing, who is also the mayor of Meishan City in Sichuan Province, is proposing that the current 7-day Chinese/Lunar New Year public holidays be extended to 16 consecutive days.
Although the aforementioned call by a single deputy of the Chinese National People's Congress is hardly an official endorsement, one should remember that China's last major overhaul of it's official list of public holidays (2007-12-17) was preceded by similar trial balloons published in the state-controlled Chinese press (1999-09-20, 2007-07-01, 2007-03-02, and 2007-02-17).
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