A nine day long traffic jam And i get pizzed if i get in one that lasts 20 minutes, maybe they should have stuck to bicycles. It not only shows the condition of Chinas roads but that its economy is booming. China's nine-day traffic jam stretches 100km - Yahoo! News BEIJING (AFP) â€“BEIJING (AFP) â€“ Thousands of vehicles were bogged down Monday in a more than 100-kilometre (62-mile) traffic jam leading to Beijing that has lasted nine days and highlights China's growing road congestion woes. The Beijing-Tibet expressway slowed to a crawl on August 14 due to a spike in traffic by cargo-bearing heavy trucks heading to the capital, and compounded by road maintenance work that began five days later, the Global Times said. The state-run newspaper said the jam between Beijing and Jining city had given birth to a mini-economy with local merchants capitalising on the stranded drivers' predicament by selling them water and food at inflated prices. They have become true capitalists though.