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Yes...that's 3 billion with a B. This is more than 100 million trips over last year's numbers, an increase of 3.6% according to the Chinese Government.
Over the past week, thick clouds of pollution have brought the capital city to its knees. Officials have had to implement novel measures to control the escalating problem, some unseen for decades. Police are handing out thousands of fines, public transportation networks are at capacity and tourists are staying indoors. The City of Lights is covered in a dim orange glow, the sun blocked by haze.
The world’s largest human migration is well underway throughout China as the Lunar New Year holiday quickly approaches. Throngs of people queue at train stations, jostling for tickets home. They turn the gleaming citadels of polished marble dark with bags. By some estimates, Shanghai’s Hongqiao Railway Station received 165,800 people this past Sunday alone. Others steel themselves for an arduous bus ride home, sleeping next to a stranger for upwards of 48 hours.