September 28, 2022

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26 breathtaking aerial photos show just how enormous China is Part 2

By Tom Murray From Business Insider

Have you heard of Quanzhou?

The odds are, probably not. And yet, Quanzhou, China is home to 800,000 more people than Madrid, which you probably have heard of.

The Guardian recently reported that China has over 100 cities with populations of over one million. 119 of these cities are bigger than Liverpool.

The size and population of China can be mind-bendingly confusing, and it can be hard to put things into perspective.

The sheer scale of the country’s enormity is best illustrated by pictures, which is where Reuters news agency comes in.

Reuters has collected its best images of China, captured from above. If anything can help you get your head around the size of the world’s most populous country, it’s the photos below.

Villagers feast to celebrate moving back after demolition and rebuilding in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province.
REUTERS / Stringer

A bridge under construction in Bijie, Guizhou Province — China spends about $400 million infrastructure every year.
REUTERS / Stringer
Source: Reuters.

Workers pick tea leaves at a plantation in Dongyang, Zhejiang Province.
REUTERS / China Daily

A change in the wind: scrapped taxis sit idle as the city of Taiyuan converts to electric taxis.
REUTERS / Stringer

People practise yoga on a glass sightseeing platform on the outskirts of Beijing.
REUTERS / Stringer

Scrapped motorbikes are seen piled up at a scrapyard in Binzhou, Hunan Province.
REUTERS / Stringer

There are worse places for a jog: here, runners hit the trail inside Danxia National Geological Park, in Zhangye, Gansu Province. The geological park is known for its colourful and special rock formations.
REUTERS / Sheng Li

Flower power in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province.
REUTERS / Stringer

People assemble a 185-metre-long “carpet” with different coloured sweets in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. There’s also a Giant Panda sculpture.
REUTERS / Stringer

Delivery men attend a training session in Shanghai. What they’re training for is unclear.
REUTERS / Stringer

Boats set out from port as the seasonal fishing ban ends in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province.
REUTERS / China Daily

Many, many Chevrolets are lined up at a General Motors parking lot in Shenyang, Liaoning Province.
REUTERS / Stringer

A man uses electric rods to catch fish at a river junction in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. Due to inadequate sewage treatment, Zao River takes in 60% of the city’s sewage and discharges 80 tonnes of it into Wei River, the largest branch of Yellow River.
REUTERS / Stringer

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