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