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Chinese New Year rush for rail tickets

It is known as the world's biggest human migration.

During the Chinese New Year holiday period, an estimated 3.6 billion trips will be made by Chinese migrants.

Railway is still the main transport method for most Chinese people, so right now, buying a train ticket in China requires tenacity, persistence, and stamina.

The BBC's Beijing bureau spoke to two migrant workers who are fighting to get their tickets home.

  • 27 Jan 2014