Chun Yun: Army of motorcycles heading home
As factories around the country successively go on holiday for Spring Festival [aka Chinese New Year], group after group of migrant workers are adopting riding motorcycles to go home for the holidays. With the people in the Pearl River Delta region using motorcycles to go home each year numbering over 100,000, the various motorcycle armies around the country have become a special scenic sight on the road during Spring Festival.
[Above] January 11th, a “motorcycle army” heading home from the Pearl River Delta region passing through a Spring Festival service stop in Fengkai county of Guangdong province.
January 11th, a “motorcycle army” heading home from the Pearl River Delta region passing Fengkai county of Guangdong province.
Comments from Mop:
Traffic police? He wouldn’t dare to stop them, lest there not even being an intact body left. With 100,000 people, just the piss from each one of them would drown him.
Hope our migrant worker friend will ride carefully and be able to return home safely, and have a reunited new year.
Every year the same. Brothers, have a safe journey.
How come no one does anything about those vehicles without license plates? If they are being let go simply because it is Chinese New Year, then how are still supposed to build a country with rule of law? Might as well just throw the rules to the side and let people do whatever they want.
Have a safe journey. People who couldn’t get train tickets can’t be handled.
A sharp contrast with the China’s government officials. China’s government officials all have cars waiting on them to take them here or there. Such are their special privileges.
Seeing this I can only feel heartbroken and moved. And is Chun Yun fucking always going to be something we have to figure out ourselves? Then what we do need you guys [government officials] for?
Yesterday CCTV also reported on this, saying the traffic police are escorting and clearing the road for them, green lights all the way. Throughout, there are also rest stops providing hot water, instant noodles, and repair service. China’s PL [police] at any rate have done a meaningful thing, it’s just the poor people. If one had money, who would want to endure the elements and ride a motorcycle all the way home?
A sight with Chinese characteristics: helplessness, perseverance, warmth, moving…
What is the longest or most difficult trip you have taken to spend the holidays with family or a loved one?