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  • Writer's pictureBill Paton


It is May Day break time

With the pandemic and masks already a distant memory, China enjoyed GDP growth of 4.5% in the first quarter, despite the pandemic wave in January and the Spring Festival when the economy always slows for a month. Now it is the May 1st break. Many people have a least a week off and travel, some to the beach. I just took these photos in Hainan near Sanya, in the space of two hours or so on two consecutive days, just as the May Day break began.

by William Paton, Beijing 1 May 2023


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