Empty Fort Strategy? You Have Never Seen Beijing Like This

Beijing enjoys a rare moment of leisure and tranquility during the Spring Festival. (Image: Weibo.com)
Beijing enjoys a rare moment of leisure and tranquility during the Spring Festival. (Image: Weibo.com)

What’s your impression of Beijing? In your mind, do you imagine a scene of hustle and bustle when you get asked this question?

Now that all the migrant workers have gone home for Chinese New Year, the busy capital can embrace its annual “empty season,” and can finally enjoy a few moments of leisure and tranquility.

These pictures will give you a sense of what the city looks like without all those crowds.

Bloggers described it as the “empty fort strategy“, one of the Chinese 36 Stratagems.

What do you think?

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There’s barely a car on the street in Beijing during Chinese New Year. (Image: Weibo.com)

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The city looks abandoned. (Image: Weibo.com)

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Train stations in Beijing are empty as well. (Image: Weibo.com)

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Almost no people are taking trains. (Image: Weibo.com)

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Beijing’s streets look a bit lonely. (Image: Weibo.com)

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