12 uncomfortably full images that reveal how crowded China is
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China's population is 1.38 billion. The population density is 147.2 people per square kilometre, according to the UN.

That doesn't sound that busy because China's population is spread out both in dense cities and sprawling rural areas - but compare it to Beijing's 1,300 people per squared kilometre, and things get a bit more claustrophobic.

We've trawled through the archives to find some images which perfectly represent how crowded a city in China can be.

Remember, breathe, you're not there.

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