Have a look at the video in the above story. China without trains in the run up to the holidays looks like hell.
Oddly, some parts of the government respond with this:
Yes that will help. Somehow, I don't expect much subtlety from a Chinese trained psychologist.
The municipal government of Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang, set up a team of 16 psychologists as tempers frayed among workers anxious to get home before new year celebrations begin next week.
Zhao Guogiu, the in charge, was urging passengers not to cry and encouraged them to find other transport home.
The report also notes that the snow has brought big disruption to food supplies, including to Beijing.
It seems a pretty fragile place, China.