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Rubber chickens, diapers suggested for China's holiday travel

Published on Feb 7, 2013 1:25 PM
 
Chinese passengers sleeping on their seats on the train home from southern China's Guangzhou city to Changchun in the north-east for the Chinese New Year.  About 200 million people in China are expected to take trains home for the New Year's holiday at the weekend in what has been described as the world's largest annual migration. -- PHOTO: AFP

HAINING (REUTERS) - A luggage trolley that converts into a seat and a pole with pads that props up sleepy passengers are just a couple of the gadgets intrepid Chinese have devised to help make their annual New Year train trips home a little more comfortable.

About 200 million people in China are expected to take trains home for the New Year's holiday at the weekend in what has been described as the world's largest annual migration.

Some opt for standing-only tickets on packed trains to save money on trips that can last three days.

This year, Chinese microblogs have been abuzz with gadgets and inventions that could help make gruelling journeys a little easier.

 
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