"China is explained for you in this one video," writes the Chinese culture site Beijing Cream, noting that Xierqi, the station where the 7:30 AM footage was captured last Thursday, happens to be "one of the cleaner, better-looking ones in the system."
In fact, it even has "built-in artificial bottlenecks" designed to reduce foot-traffic and human congestion.
"On some occasions, however, those fail," the English-language blog writes. "For you see, in China, sometimes there are simply too many goddamn people."
Photo of people standing in line at Xierqi Station in Beijing, glad I don't have to make that commute again pic.twitter.com/lKrdeVMW65— Joe Xu (@JoeXu) July 19, 2013