Young Chinese football players attend classes after training at the Evergrande International Football School near Qingyuan in Guangdong Province, China. The sprawling 167-acre campus is the brainchild of property tycoon Xu Jiayin, whose ambition is to train a generation of young athletes to establish China as a football powerhouse. The school is considered the largest football academy in the world with 2,400 students, more than 50 pitches and a squad of Spanish coaches through a partnership with Real Madrid Read more
A man rides a bicycle at a bicycle sharing station in Beijing. China is acutely aware of an increasing number of protests over environmental concerns in the country, where three decades of rapid and unfettered industrial expansion have taken a heavy toll. Premier Li Keqiang announced in March that Beijing was “declaring war” against pollution. Read more
Police officers from a Swat (special weapons and tactics) team take part in a survival drill in Qiannan prefecture, Guizhou province, southwest China
People perform “tai chi” during the launching ceremony of the 12th Handan International Tai Chi Conference in Handan, north China‘s Hebei province. Over 1700 tai chi practitioners from around the world gathered in Handan to attend the International Tai Chi Conference that includes tai chi competitions, seminars and tai chi culture tours, local media reported Read more
Giant panda Hua Ao shakes hands with a breeder across the glass at Yantai Nanshan Park zoo in Shandong province, China. Hua Ao and his mate Qing Feng have finished their three-year sojourn in Yantai and will return to Ya’an Bifeng Gorge breeding base in Sichuan on Tuesday. Read more
A Chinese honour guard prepares for the arrival of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on Monday.
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A streak of lightning is seen above the skyline of Nanning during a thunderstorm in Guangxi Zhuang, China
A watermelon vendor takes a nap while waiting for customers during a hot day in Beijing
Young participants hold candles as they join tens of thousands of people attending a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of the June 4th Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing
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Chinese paramilitary police stand guard near Tiananmen Square on Wednesday in Beijing. Twenty-five years ago on this day Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters and in the clashes that followed scores were killed and injured.