A display of lanterns for the lunar new year in Beijing. China is preparing to welcome the year of the horse, which falls on January 31 and will see Chinese travelers make about 3.62bn trips during the 40-day Spring Festival travel period.
Health officers in full protective gear wait to cross a road near a wholesale poultry market in Hong Kong on Tuesday.
A performer wearing a traditional costume looks on during an event organised by a shopping mall to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong. The lunar new year falls on January 31 and marks the start of the Year of the Horse in China. Read more
Liu Chunxia, a supporter of Xu Zhiyong, one of China’s most prominent rights advocates, is detained by policemen while she gathers with other supporters near a court on Wednesday where Xu’s trial is being held in Beijing.
An aerial view of evening traffic in Shanghai. China’s auto sales smashed through the 20m mark last year, growing nearly 14% and extending its lead as the world’s biggest car market, an industry group said on Thursday
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White whales perform with their trainers at Harbin Pole Aquarium in Harbin, China.
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Officials pose for photos near US and Chinese national flags in a meeting room before the opening session of the 24th China-US Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing. Read more
The bodyguard training school of former soldier Chen Yongqing in China Read more
Doves fly above Chinese paramilitary policemen as they gather at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, in Nanjing, China, to mourn the victims of the 1937 Nanjing massacre. The bloody invasion by the Japanese imperial army remains one of the most sensitive friction points between the two Asian powers.
Dang Guihong, a judicial official, wipes statues of China’s late Chairman Mao Zedong at an exhibition room in Yuncheng, Shanxi province. Dang is going to exhibit around 5000 pieces of his revolution collection, including badges, statues and portraits ahead of the 120th anniversary of Mao’s birth.