Xu Tianjie, 29, moved to Beijing a few months ago to look for work in business. Having survived his first few months in the capital, he was proud to take off his down jacket and show off his suit for a picture. Living in the city will give him a chance to pursue his "China Dream," he said. His hope for the year of the rooster? "A higher paying job, a better house, to see more of Beijing, more of the city's sights, more scenery, more inspiration." #chinesenewyear
Wang Yuefan, 56, waits with her luggage for a train to Shandong province. Wang moved to Beijing 10 years ago, finding work as a street cleaner, and now, as a maid. She is looking forward to eating mantou dumplings and seeing her husband, who has cancer. Her hope for the year of the rooster? "To work harder and earn more money so the last phase of his life can be better."
Xu Feng, 45, and his wife Fan Chunyun, 44, waiting to catch an 11 hour train home to Anhui province, where they will be reunited with their 2 children for a week-long visit. They run a small clothing business in the capital. Their hope for the year of the rooster? "Better business." #chinesenewyear