As there is no direct train from Beijing to her hometown of Jixi that allows pets on board, Zhou decided to use carpooling for the 1,600km trip. Photo: SCMP composite/handout
As there is no direct train from Beijing to her hometown of Jixi that allows pets on board, Zhou decided to use carpooling for the 1,600km trip. Photo: SCMP composite/handout

‘Pets are family’: Beijing woman and 2 kittens carpool for 26 hours on 1,600km road trip home to see relatives for Lunar New Year

  • A woman travelling from Beijing to see family 1,600km away used carpooling so she could take her kittens which are not allowed on trains
  • Rising pet ownership in China means many people must now find accommodation and transport solutions when travelling long distance

As there is no direct train from Beijing to her hometown of Jixi that allows pets on board, Zhou decided to use carpooling for the 1,600km trip. Photo: SCMP composite/handout
As there is no direct train from Beijing to her hometown of Jixi that allows pets on board, Zhou decided to use carpooling for the 1,600km trip. Photo: SCMP composite/handout
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