Chinese new year is next week, can already feel that the city is getting more empty. There are not so much people on the streets and some small shops have already closed. Chinese Spring festival or "new year" is the biggest migration movement in the world. Hundreds of millions of people are going back to their hometowns. The population in Beijing is about 70% from other regions and most of them go back to their hometown. There are a lot of migrant workers who only get one holiday a year and this is it.
Some of the small shops are closed
Streets and house complexes are all full of lanterns
Yepp, looks like something out of a horror movie, but this is reality in Beijing at the moment