National holiday weeks will be abolished in China

Gordon Orr :
Fifteen years ago, when the current structure of mandated vacation weeks was put in place, China’s economy was very different. There was a real belief that, without mandated vacations, most workers would never get a holiday or have an opportunity to spend the income they were saving. Today, these compulsory holiday weeks merely serve to saturate and overload the country’s infrastructure, Mandated vacation weeks will either gradually decline into irrelevance—starting in first-tier cities—or, better still, they will be formally abolished as an idea that has outlived its purpose.
Gordon Orr is a McKinsey Director in Shanghai