Chinese script is used mainly in China, but this means 23% of all world’s people and 5% its territory. Chinese script has thousand of different characters, each of them of the same width and height, consisting of many strokes.
In an East Asian city everything seems cramped. The area has extremely high population density (400 people/km2) and much of this scarce land is mountainous. Cities have small strips of coastal land to develop on. Nevertheless they are huge.