A vendor smokes a cigarette in front of sacks of potatoes piled up on a truck at a wholesale market in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. China’s consumer inflation remained at a seven-month low in January while factory gate prices fell for a 23rd consecutive month, broadly in line with market expectations and with other recent data showing economic weakness, and indicating no change in the central bank’s policy stance.
Two men stand under Chinese lanterns on Valentine’s Day at the Happy Valley amusement park in Beijing. The park held a kissing competition where about 100 couples competed by kissing in various poses and an iPhone 5S was presented to the winning couple
A girl lets snow fall on her tongue on a street in Hefei, Anhui province, in eastern China, on Thursday
A woman and a child are seen through an art installation in the shape of the horse at a snow covered park in Beijing. Beijing saw this year’s first winter snow on Friday. Read more
Visitors enjoy sledding and skating on the partially frozen Houhai Lake during the lunar new year holiday in Beijing. Beijing is seeing its warmest new year period in six decades with temperatures averaging 8 degrees centigrade above normal, with snowfall yet to hit the city. Read more
Indonesian artists, dressed as mermaids in traditional Chinese cheongsam costume and lions, perform underwater in a programme celebrating the lunar new year at Jakarta’s Ancol park on Friday.
A worshipper wearing a Chinese opera outfit waits to burn incense and pray at the Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the lunar new year of the horse in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of worshippers flocked to temples across Hong Kong to pray for good luck and fortune for the new year. Read more
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Trees are decorated with red lanterns at the Spring Festival Temple Fair in celebration of the lunar new year at the Temple of Earth park in Beijing on Thursday
Li Sheng, a 28-year-old office worker in China, had the image of a horse with wings tattooed on his back, ahead of the lunar new year. The new year, which falls on Friday, welcomes the year of the horse. Read more
Lanterns inspired by the terracotta warriors, created by artist Xia Nan for the Beijing Olympics, are lit up at Edinburgh university in Scotland for the Chinese new year Read more