Modern Express News (reporter Lu Wei, Zhang Yuwen / photo) during this year’s national two sessions, the topic of adjusting holiday arrangements and expanding domestic demand to boost consumption has attracted much attention. “In the case of” the total rest time remains the same “, can you adjust it properly so that there is a long holiday every month?” Wu Xiangdong, deputy to the National People’s Congress, member of the Party committee of China Railway Shanghai Bureau Group Co., Ltd., director of Nanjing railway office, Secretary of the Party Working Committee and deputy general manager of the group company, suggested that on the basis of 11 days of legal leave in the current year, for five or six months without legal holiday, a three-day long and small holiday should be taken every month by adjusting weekend weekend. In this way, there will be a long vacation every month.
△ Wu Xiangdong, deputy to the National People’s Congress
“Many members of the delegation mentioned the suggestions on vacation, which shows that everyone is very concerned about it, and that there is still room for further optimization and adjustment of the vacation plan.” On May 23, Wu Xiangdong told the reporter of modern express that as a representative of the National People’s Congress from the railway department, he deeply felt the imbalance and large passenger flow brought by the current holiday mode to the railway transportation. Many months have “small and long holidays” and “Golden Week”, but collective holidays will bring traffic congestion, scenic overload and other problems.
According to Wu Xiangdong, the legal holiday system, as an important part of public policy and national laws and regulations, should not be adjusted at will after being determined by legislation. “I suggest to optimize the weekend and small and long vacation system.” Wu Xiangdong said that through flexible adjustment of weekends and weekends, a number of small and long holidays can be formed.
How to adjust? Wu Xiangdong introduced that in 2018, the State Council revised the “national annual festival and Memorial Day holiday method”, which officially determined the annual New Year’s day, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival, labor day, Dragon Boat Festival, Mid Autumn Festival, national day, a total of 11 legal holidays. He suggested that, on this basis, for the five or six months without holidays (New Year’s day and Spring Festival, Mid Autumn Festival and national day are sometimes concentrated in one month), one week of the current month should be off for one day less, and three days of small and long holidays should be concentrated on another weekend within the month. The specific adjustment arrangement can be published once a year or every half a year according to the time of legal holidays.
For example, Wu Xiangdong has new year’s day and Spring Festival from January to February 2020, Qingming Festival in early April, labor day in early May, Dragon Boat Festival in late June, Mid Autumn Festival and national day in October, but there are six months without legal holidays. “In the first ten days of March, July and mid August, September, November and early December, six small and long holidays can be increased by adjusting weekend arrangements.” He said such an adjustment would make the arrangement of holidays more balanced and the organization and allocation of transportation capacity such as railway transportation more reasonable.
Wu Xiangdong pointed out that, on the premise of not increasing the total number of legal annual holidays in the whole year, through the optimization of weekend weekends, the number of small and long holidays can actually be increased by 5-6, and the monthly balanced distribution has been achieved. He said that under the situation of normalization of epidemic prevention and control, such leave arrangements can better and faster encourage consumption and boost domestic demand. “It is suggested that after the pilot operation, the implementation effect be analyzed and evaluated again to form a normal long-term mechanism, so that people can more calmly arrange tourism and leisure, improve travel experience, promote the optimal allocation of various resources, and achieve sustainable development.”