During the 1960’s and 1970’s, the bicycle was the most popular product in China. Bicycles were often given as wedding gifts, and in 1986, US President George HW Bush received two bicycles as a gift from Beijing.
The country was known as “bicycle kingdom” and the vast majority of the population used bicycles to get around. People were able to get from A to B without being stuck in traffic. Traffic signals were unnecessary, and hordes of bicycles flowed like rivers through Chinese cities.
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