China’s global status has drawn attention to the country’s new year celebrations and their economic impact, according to the L.A. Times.
This year the holiday is from February 18 to 24, but factory workers typically take a week or two more than that.
“It all means an annual headache for retailers and importers overseas who rely on China. Shipping companies warn customers that China’s transport and logistics networks are at capacity and their shipments must be at ports two weeks ahead of the holiday to stand a chance of getting on a boat before the country shuts down,” explains the report.
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