If you are planning for business travel to China in 2004, you should
be aware of the Chinese Public Holidays. (Besides having your
business card translated to Chinese)
Jan 01 -- New Year's Day.
Jan 22-24 -- Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (3 days)
May 01-03 -- International Labor Day (3 days)
Oct 01-03 -- National Day (3 days)
Important Note Read Carefully: The "weekends" (Sat,Sun days off)
preceeding and following the above 3-day holidays may be shifted from
year-to-year TOWARDS the 3-day block to give a continuous stretch
of 7 days off. You may end up having to work on Sat. or Sun. To
complicate things more, the actual arrangement is usually not finalized
until shortly before the holiday event. Check with your host or travel
agent to confirm.
The following days are partial holidays for particular groups of
people. Business meetings may or may not be affected.
-- International Women's Day (All women get a half day off).
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