LOOK: China’s mega-cities become ‘ghost towns’ over Spring Festival holiday
Finally, a little peace and quiet in some of the most populated places on earth
Millions upon millions of migrant workers have returned home this week to spend the Spring Festival holiday with their families, cutting the populations of China’s metropolises in half.
It’s a rare week of comparative peace and quiet for those living in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen — that also makes for some nearly post-apocalyptic scenes.
However, those migrants have at least left something behind to remember them by: