National Day holidays and adventure-seeking tourists

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A summary of the top news in Chinese business and technology for October 2, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina newsletter, a convenient package of China’s business, political, and cultural news delivered to your inbox for free. Subscribe here.

JINHUA, CHINA - NOVEMBER 10: A woman running business of banners poses with a support banner for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Yiwu International Trade Centre on November 10, 2016 in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province of China. Businessmen at Yiwu International Trade Centre exported their election banners to foreign countries during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

This week, over 700 million Chinese will be on the move, hitting the nation’s superhighways or boarding trains, planes, buses, and cruise ships to embark on National Day (国庆 guóqìng) vacations:

In related news:

  • The South China Morning Post says that Thailand topped the list of international destinations for Chinese National Day tourists, followed by Japan, Singapore, and Vietnam. Hong Kong and South Korea were conspicuous by their absence from their usual places in the top five.
  • Sixth Tone says there is a growing market for translation apps as Chinese tourists with no second language venture abroad in growing numbers.