20 Photos That Show Just How Insanely Overcrowded China Is

China’s one-child-per-family policy was put in place during the late 1970’s, around the same time that its population was reaching 1 billion. Ever since then it’s population has grown to around 1.4 billion, where its been resting for quite some time. So what’s it like to live with 1.4 billion other people? these 20 photos say it all.

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 Students wait at the entrance of a building to take a three-day entrance exam for postgraduate studies. More than 1.8 million people applied to take this exam.
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More than 1,700 students take an exam in Yichuan, Shaanxi province. The exam had to be moved outside due to the large number of students.
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