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Old 02-20-2016, 01:02 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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This may be very subjective but I wonder if Chinese workers have the fewest days off of any countries in the world? Bank here is open 7 days a week plus closed only 2 days for Chinese New Years. While US banks are closed Sundays and at least 10 days per year. And Europeans get tons of holidays -plus in places like Spain have siestas from 2 -5 pm. Maybe that explains tremendous growth (discounting recent slowdown) in Chinese economy ??
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Old 02-20-2016, 10:54 AM
 
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One thing I like about China is that you can go to the banks, post offices, and shops any day.
Here in the US, sometimes you want to mail something on Sunday, but you have to wait until Monday.
Of course Europe is worse, and even the restaurants can be closed.

My parents did not have any paid vacation other than national holidays, but they worked for a university so summer and winter are very slow. China may have more national holidays than the US: Chinese new year (3 days), international new year (1 day), national day (3 days), workers' day (1 day), tomb sweeping day (1 day), dragon boat festival (1 day), mid autumn festival (1 day),.

Women have a birth vacation. New couple have a wedding vacation.
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Old 03-04-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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My parents did not have any paid vacation other than national holidays, but they worked for a university so summer and winter are very slow. China may have more national holidays than the US: Chinese new year (3 days), international new year (1 day), national day (3 days), workers' day (1 day), tomb sweeping day (1 day), dragon boat festival (1 day), mid autumn festival (1 day),.
I taught English at a Chinese university. Every national holiday (except the Chinese New Year which was during the break between semesters) that the university had no classes, classes were made up/given on either the weekend before or after the holiday. Therefore, in essence we didn't get any real holidays as we had to teach on a weekend instead (when normally weekends were free).
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Old 03-05-2016, 07:49 AM
 
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Some industries, workers leave at the specified time, and don't goto work on public holidays.
Chinese factory workers often have to work overtime when required.

People working in the public sector, they have three main holiday periods. 1 week for the May1 Labor Day, 1 week for the Oct1 National day, and upto a month long for the Chinese New Year. They are the 3 main peak periods for travel.

Other people only have the Chinese New Year as their main holiday. People may return to hometown from work for upto a month before and after the Chinese New Year. It is a long and important annual break from work for the Mainland Chinese.
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