Unbelievable Photos Show Life In China’s Densely Populated Cities

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.

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#11. The crowd under decorated trees celebrate Chinese New Year in Beijing.

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#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.

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