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28/02/2017

Are motorbikes a barometer of India’s economy? – BBC News

India’s latest economic growth numbers are expected to reflect the impact that the sudden withdrawal of currency notes in November had on the country.

So how has the economy been doing? Sales of two-wheelers are among the best indicators.

Source: Are motorbikes a barometer of India’s economy? – BBC News

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31/01/2014

The motorcycle migration: The Chinese shunning public transport in quest to get home for Lunar New Year | South China Morning Post

The thrum of motorcycles echoes over a Chinese mountain road, where hundreds of thousands are shunning public transport to take the highway home during the world\’s largest annual human migration.

China\’s 245 million migrant workers – twice the entire population of Japan – generally have to travel on jam-packed trains or buses to get to their hometown to see their families for the Lunar New Year.

But this year more than 600,000 are expected to ride by motorcycle, according to state-run media, making gruelling journeys of several hundred kilometres for the country\’s biggest festival, while a hardened few are even cycling.

\”I\’m excited, I want to get back home as soon as possible,\” said Mo Renshuang, a shoe factory worker who stopped to stretch his legs at a rest stop several hours into his 700 kilometre (430 mile) trip.He was heading from Guangdong, one of China\’s richest provinces, to Guangxi – one of its poorest regions.

via The motorcycle migration: The Chinese shunning public transport in quest to get home for Lunar New Year | South China Morning Post.

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