'Heat Map' Captures Massive Chinese New Year Migration

February 17, 2015 9:33 AM

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This map of China's Lunar New Year travel tells a story of massive migration home from the big city.

The interactive, updating graphic posted online by the Chinese Internet portal Baidu shows a "heat map" of lines tracing the trips of individual travelers. The brightest spokes emanate from eastern employment hubs Beijing, Shanghai and the southern nexus of Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan.

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