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This article was published on January 27, 2014


    You can now watch the world’s largest annual migration, during Chinese New Year, in real-time

    You can now watch the world’s largest annual migration, during Chinese New Year, in real-time
    Kaylene Hong
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    Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in Kaylene Hong was Asia Reporter for The Next Web between 2013 and 2014, based in Singapore. She is bilingual in English and Mandarin. Stay in touch via Twitter or Google+.

    Chinese New Year is arriving in a few days, and people in China are starting to make their way back home in a journey that has been called the world’s largest annual migration.

    Chinese search giant Baidu has launched a Chinese New Year migration map that will be updated every hour for eight hours a day, which illustrates the most popular migration paths and provides detailed information such as where people leaving the big cities are heading to, and which cities and provinces people are leaving to go to Taiwan from, among other tidbits.

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    A Baidu spokesperson says the information is built on data from the more than five billion daily positioning requests sent to the Baidu LBS Open Platform via its products including Baidu Maps and other apps that use its positioning technology and services.

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