CHINA 70 years of changes in transportation

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70 years of changes in transportation

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19:45, October 20, 2019

Wu Guanying, a professor of the Academy of Arts and Design at Tsinghua University, has created a series of drawings to show the rapid changes in transportation over the past  70 years.

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In the 1950s and 1960s, the most vital transportation task of a family was to visit relatives. Traveling far from home had yet to become part of their daily life.

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In the 1970s and 1980s, as an important means of transportation, bikes were widely used by Chinese people.

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In the 1990s, more ways of transportation for long journeys were available to people. They could take a train, for example, to travel further. Owing to the popularity of long-distance travel, Beijing gradually became a tourist hotspot for visitors.

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At the beginning of this century, more people chose to travel by private car. Taking a vacation using one’s car grew to be a fashionable way to arrive at more tourist attractions.

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At the beginning of this century, more people chose to travel by private car. Taking a vacation using one’s car grew to be a fashionable way to arrive at more tourist attractions. (Photos: Guangming Daily)

(Compiled by Wu Mingyu)

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