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China May 2013 Public Holidays Extension Ruled-Out

Source: Government Portal of the State Council of China (Beijing)
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2012

China's National Tourism Administration has issued a terse, 2-line, statement denying that a return to week long May public holidays would soon be announced, as had been reported in some local media.

The May Golden Week, week long public holidays were abolished, beginning in 2008, as part of the overhaul of Chinese public holidays announced 5 years ago (2007-11-09, 2007-11-17, 2007-12-10 and 2007-12-17).

In recent years, some of China's regions have toyed with the idea of restoring the May Golden week public holidays, sometimes with, and sometimes without, official backing from China's central government (2009-02-25, 2009-03-05, 2009-03-15, 2009-03-26 and 2009-03-31).

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