Archive | August, 2012

People's Square at Night.

People’s Square at Night.

People’s Square (simplified Chinese: 人民广场; traditional Chinese: 人民廣場; pinyin: Rénmín Guǎngchǎng) is a large public square adjacent to Nanjing Road in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. People’s Square is the site of Shanghai’s municipal government headquarter building, and is used as the standard reference point for measurement of distance in the Shanghai municipality. People’s […]

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Golden Week.

Golden Week.

An estimated 28 million Chinese traveled during the first National Day Golden Week in 1999. In 2007, this number had increased to over 120 million. Golden Week., originally uploaded by @yakobusan Jakob Montrasio 孟亚柯.

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Golden Week Shoppers.

Golden Week Shoppers.

Three days of paid holiday are given, and the surrounding weekends are re-arranged so that workers in Chinese companies always have seven continuous days of holiday. These national holidays were first started by the government for the PRC’s National Day in 1999 and are primarily intended to help expand the domestic tourism market and improve […]

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