A video posted by an English-language Chinese blog, Beijing Cream, captured the morning rush hour at the Xierqi subway station. Brace yourselves.
The blog's writer, Anthony Tao, explained that the gates and staircases to reduce congestion were sometimes not enough. He described it thusly:
"For you see, in China, sometimes there are simply too many goddamn people."
A photo of the station was also shared on Twitter.
Tasneem Nashrulla is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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