7 Pictures That Show How Unbelievably Crowded China Is

via: Business Insider

With 1.3 billion people, China is the most populous country on the planet. However, it’s also among the largest nations in terms of area, so those people are spread out nicely, right?

Nope. Chinese cities are among the most densely-packed in the world, and these pictures prove it.
Not only is the population rocketing up due to the nation’s repeal of the one-child-per-family policy, but younger generations are flocking to already-packed cities, putting further stress on the nation’s infrastructure.

See just how bad things have gotten for this emerging superpower.


This is the outside of a student housing building located in Wuhan in the Hubei province.


Parents of incoming college students have mats in a gymnasium as accommodations during move-in week.


This is what bicycle parking looks like outside of subway stations in Beijing.


Just getting to the train platform from the street level can take up to 30 minutes, and injuries are a frequent occurrence.


This crowd is waiting outside prior to a new apartment building opening up to take buyers.


Here’s what a railway station in Wuhan province looks like with crowds leaving town on the first day of the Mid-Autumn festival holiday.

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