As China’s (rural) population increasingly embraces the migrant lifestyle, the nation’s transportation infrastructure will come under immense strain during the biannual golden weeks, when the migrant population returns home to celebrate the holidays. The government has consistently poured much of its stimulus into infrastructural spending, often at the risk of contributing to the ongoing housing bubble. However, this spending has yet to keep up (perhaps by design) by the demand experienced during the Golden Week periods, with train carriages and buses packed to (and often, beyond) the brim with travelling workers. The trend of migration is not likely to cease in the short run, however, as China increasingly experiences a wage differential between coastal and inner regions. Although much of the manufacturing is projected to shift inward, chasing the wage differential, the rapid increase in cost-of-living within the urban environments is likely to see the migrants follow the jobs inland, reflecting the weakness within China’s current model: Although China seeks to attain the status of a developed nation, it’s population and growth model are heavily reliant upon manufacturing, an industry that does not contribute overmuch to employment in a developed economy. Given the sheer size of the Chinese population, the transition to a service economy will be fraught with difficulties even as its coping mechanism – the one child policy – distorts its demographics beyond that of the average developed nation.