Flames rise from a petrochemical plant in Rizhao, China. A fire, caused by a liquefied hydrocarbon leak, broke out on Thursday at the plant and took 24 hours to put out. No casualties have been reported, according to firefighters
A man floats in the waters filled with algae at a beach in Qingdao, in eastern China’s Shandong province. The algal phenomenon, an annual occurrence in Qingdao, is usually caused by an abundance of nutrients in the water, especially phosphorus
A therapist applies traditional moxibustion treatment on a patient in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, on Monday. Many Chinese believe that applying herbs on acupuncture points during summer can prevent diseases and ailments in the winter.
A cook uses his smartphone during a break outside a restaurant in Beijing on Friday
Tibetan monks take part in a function organized to mark the 80th birthday celebrations of the Dalai Lama in Kathmandu on Monday. Nepal ceased issuing refugee papers to Tibetans in 1989 and recognizes Tibet to be a part of China
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Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday
A member of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) jumps through a fire ring while holding a gun during an demonstration at an open day at the Ngong Suen Chau Barracks in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday.
Paramilitary policemen react as they take part in a combat skills training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China on Thursday
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Police escort a suspect during a crime reconstruction in the east-coast district of Sai Kung in Hong Kong, a day after suspected explosives were seized at an abandoned television studio ahead of a vote on a contentious political reform package.
A garbage collector rests in front of a clothing store with an advertisement on the glass window in Hefei, Anhui province, China
An aerial view shows rescue workers standing on the sunken cruise ship Eastern Star in Jianli, Hubei province, China, on Thursday. China has pledged that there would be “no cover-up” of an investigation into the sinking of a cruise ship on the Yangtze River, which has left 65 people dead and over 370 missing.
Herdsmen ride as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas in a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region
A woman is helped after being pulled out by divers from a sunken ship in Jianli, Hubei province. Divers pulled the 85-year-old woman from the hull of the passenger ship carrying 458 people that capsized on China’s Yangtze River on Tuesday.
Members of a music band smoke cigarettes on a bench as they take a break, in Kunming, Yunnan province, China, on Wednesday. China is set to raise the wholesale tax rate for cigarettes to 11 percent from 5 percent, the Ministry of Finance said in early May, in a move to deter smokers in the world’s biggest maker and consumer of tobacco.
Participants compete during a bodybuilding contest at a gymnasium in Wuhan, Hubei province
People catch a fish on a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Dongguan, Guangzhou province, China
A man walks past a billboard at the Global Gaming Expo Asia in the world’s biggest gambling hub of Macau on Wednesday. The three-day fair of gambling innovations, the largest gaming event in Asia, showcases the industry’s latest products, services and technologies at the glitzy Venetian Macau hotel
Skyscrapers Shanghai World Financial Center and Jin Mao Tower are seen during heavy rain at the financial district of Pudong in Shanghai on Friday
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks on as he visits The Terracota Warriors Museum in Xian. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi is taking his global investment push to China this week
Residents wearing masks pose for a photograph near a statue of late Chinese Chairman Mao Zedong, as a sandstorm hits Kashgar, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China