More than half of respondents to two mainland surveys favour a plan to keep the National Day Golden Week, the South China Morning Post reported Monday. Nearly two-thirds (around 11,000) of the 17,000 who voted in a China News Service poll held between November 27 and December 1 said they wanted to retain the week-long break as well as the seven-day holiday for the Lunar New Year festival, the report said. More than 43,000 internet users took part in a similar survey on Sina.com, with more than 50 per cent (21,000) voting for the status quo. The State Council’s office in charge of national holidays organized the surveys amid growing public discontent about road congestion and overcrowding at tourist sites during the consolidated breaks.
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