Gov­ern­ment pushes a 4.5-day sum­mer work­week

China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Chi­nese gov­ern­ment is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to work 4 1/2 days a week in the sum­mer to bol­ster tourism amid the flag­ging econ­omy.

If con­di­tions per­mit, more flex­i­bil­ity should be given to em­ploy­ees to help them take va­ca­tions us­ing Fri­day af­ter­noons, Satur­days and Sun­days, ac­cord­ing to a doc­u­ment pub­lished by the Gen­eral Of­fice of the State Coun­cil.

The doc­u­ment also said China will build more tourism in­fra­struc­ture, in­clud­ing cruise ports and RV parks. Cruise ship tourism should be en­cour­aged and 10 ports for cruise ves­sels will be built by 2020, and 57,000 clean toi­lets at tourist at­trac­tions will be built or ren­o­vated within three years, it said, adding the toi­lets will be well-main­tained and free of charge.

The news caused a stir on so­cial net­works, with more than 25 mil­lion peo­ple read­ing the doc­u­ment “Please carry it out as soon as pos­si­ble, oth­er­wise the sum­mer will end soon,” said a ne­ti­zen.

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