In a lane of traffic, the man was kowtowing—he crawled forward and bowed his head to the ground each time.
A crowd gathered to see what the man, whose head was bruised and bloody from kowtowing, was doing. He was lucky a car didn't hit him.
The man refused any help from bystanders as he was begging for forgiveness and planned on crawling over half a mile. According to China's NetEase, a woman on a motorcycle appeared after he crawled over 600 feet and took him away in a taxi. The wife perhaps?