Megdöbbentő képek: ennyire túl van már népesedve Kína

1.3 milliárdos népességével Kína a Föld legnépesebb állama. De hogy ez mit is jelent a gyakorlatban, azt szerintünk a következő képek jobban illusztrálják, mintha egy vastag könyvet írnánk a helyi népesedésről és annak elképesztő mértékéről.


A fotók az elmúlt 16 évben készültek, és van egy olyan érzésünk, hogy az elkövetkezendő években ezeknél is keményebb felvételeket lehet majd készíteni Kínában!

As a residential compound opens for sale in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, swarms of keen people line up for the big reveal
A helyszín Hangzhou, Zhejiang tartomány, az emberek pedig sorban állnak (vagy inkább tolakodnak).

Swimmers wrestle with colourful rubber rings at a pool in Daying county, Sichuan Province, this past August, in a situation that looks anything but relaxing

Students at a university in Wuhan, Hubei province, hang their laundry on lines and railings outside their housing complex

More than 1,700 secondary school students in Yichuan, Shaanxi province, sat this exam in 2015, which had to take place in its open-air playground due to lack of space inside

Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station, which sees an enormous number of travellers and commuters pass through its halls

Scores of people bustle for space af the annual lantern festival in Yuyuan garden, located in China's city of Shanghai

Outside Beijing's International Airport, taxi drivers - one shirtless - line up to await passengers in the sweltering summer heat

Amid a sea of wheels and handlebars in Beijing, a woman who has somehow located her own bike prepares to cycle away 

At a university is Wuhan, Hubei province, students sleep on mats laid out on an air-conditioned gym floor to escape the heat

Thousands upon thousands of job-seekers collect eagerly around booths at a job fair in Chongqing, southwestern China

This summer in Dalian, Liaoning Province, countless beaches were packed full of sunbathers and crowded with parasols 

In a rather beautiful image, scores of people wander under lantern-dressed trees to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Beijing

The roomy Hong Qiao Train station, lined with brightly lit adverts, which gets particularly busy around national holidays

College students queue up for a job fair in 2014, which roughly 50,000 people attended in Zhengzhou, Henan province

Visitors congregate under umbrellas at Shanghai's China Pavilion - the most expensive in the world - on a rainy day in 2010 

Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuang Banna, Yunnan province in 2013

People queue up before viewing the soaring tide near the bank of Qiantang River in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province in 2010

Vehicles are seen on a snaking avenue during the evening rush hour at sunset in Beijing in 2014, surrounded by skyscrapers

Esti csúcsforgalom Bangkokban, 2014-es fotó (fenti kép), és egy kis sanghaji forgalom (következő két fotó).

Heaving crowds line the Bund waterfront area in central Shanghai

It's always busy both during the day and at night (pictured)

Countless shoppers gather under kaleidascopic neon lights along Shanghai's bustling Nanjing Road in 2001, 15 years ago
Ez a kép pedig szintén Sanghajban készült, 15 éve – a Nanjing Roadon már akkor is hemzsegtek a helyiek és a turisták.