Beijing commuters crowd into a train on their daily journey to work, which takes an average of 52 minutes. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing workers have longest daily commute in China at 52 minutes each way

Average daily journey of 19.2km is country's farthest and takes travellers 52 minutes - even longer than congested global centres such as New York

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Beijing commuters crowd into a train on their daily journey to work, which takes an average of 52 minutes. Photo: Xinhua
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.