WATCH: Colorized footage of life in Beijing a century ago

A Chinese Weibo user has been receiving praise this week for bringing color to the Beijing of 100 years ago.
The netizen (@Spitzer on Weibo) colorized 10 minutes of historical footage filmed in Beijing in the early 20th century. The clips showcase various aspects of daily life in the Chinese capital including vendors selling their wares and rickshaw drivers running through heavy traffic. 
On Weibo, the footage has picked up more than 19 million views and 600,000 likes.



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