According to an online survey carried out by sina.com, one of the country’s largest online communitie, the cancellation of the National Day golden week is opposed by most netizens.
Some 78.31% of the 49,422 respondents thought cancellation of the National Day golden week will leave them less time for traveling or family reunions, as the paid vacations system is hard to implement.
Cai Jiming, a professor with Tsinghua University and an advocator of national holiday reforms, said the National Day golden week should be cancelled just as the May Day golden week was, if the paid vacations system is strictly followed by businesses.
China introduced the golden week system in 1999 to promote the idea of going out and help stimulate domestic consumption.
Source: China Daily