NPR logo

Millions Of Chinese To Travel For Chinese New Year

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/171357902/171358142" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Millions Of Chinese To Travel For Chinese New Year

Asia

Millions Of Chinese To Travel For Chinese New Year

Millions Of Chinese To Travel For Chinese New Year

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/171357902/171358142" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

In China this weekend, 200 million people are traveling home for the Chinese New Year. For some, this means entire days on standing-room only trains. One gadget being sold to travelers is a padded metal pole. It's to lean your head on, so you don't fall when you doze off.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene.

We've heard that necessity breeds invention. Well, so does discomfort. This weekend, 200 million Chinese are traveling home for the Chinese New Year. And for some this means entire days on standing room only trains.

One gadget being sold to travelers is a padded metal pole. It's to lean your head on so you don't fall over when you doze off. Or how about a luggage cart that doubles as a seat, with cup holders? Many people, though, are going old school with a simple upside down bucket.

It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2013 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.