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Hotel prices shot up, ride-hailing apps crashed, tickets to the Great Wall sold out: After more than nine long, housebound months, almost half a billion Chinese people are taking a vacation.

With the COVID-19 pandemic largely under control in China, the Golden Week holiday is putting on display the country’s confidence in its economic rebound and its public health measures. Through the first four days of the weeklong holiday that started Oct. 1, some 425 million people traveled domestically, according to the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, nearly 80 percent of last year’s throngs.

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