With 1.3 billion people, China has the world’s largest population, despite its one-child policy in effect since the late 1970’s. But since a two-child policy replaced the old laws, the population is set to rise once again. These incredible images reveal everyday life in China’s packed cities.
#1. A residential compound opens for sale in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
#2. A “relaxing” swimming pool in Daying county, Sichuan Province.
#3. Wuhan, Hubei province students’ housing complex.
#4. Over 1,700 secondary school students in Yichuan, Shaanxi province, taking an exam.
#5. Travelers and commuters in Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station wait for transportation.
#6. Taxi drivers outside Beijing’s International Airport anticipate the arrival of passengers.
#7. Bike lanes in Beijing.
#8. During the annual lantern festival in Yuyuan garden, Shanghai.
#9. Inside the gym at a university in Wuhan, Hubei province, students lie on mats in an air-conditioned gym to escape the heat.
#10. At a job fair in Chongqing, southwestern China.
#11. The crowd under decorated trees celebrate Chinese New Year in Beijing.
#12. At a job fair in Zhengzhou, Henan province, where approximately 50,000 college students queue up.
#13. Shenzhen City’s Dameisha Beach Park in south China’s Guangdong Province.
#14. At the Annual Water-Splashing Festival in Xishuang Banna, Yunnan province.
#15. A traffic jam on a huge highway in Beijing.
#16. Applicants at the entrance of a university for postgraduate studies entrance exam in Wuhan, Hubei province.
#17. The entrance of Guiyuan Buddhist Temple in Wuhan, during Chinese Lunar New Year.