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.
Workers undertake drainage repairs on a commercial street in Beijing. Chinese inflation slowed to 3% in November, the National Bureau of Statistics said, comfortably below the government’s target of 3.5% for the year.
Female workers transport construction materials as they walk past an advertisement for a luxury brand at a shopping district in Beijing.
A delivery courier uses his mobile phone as he lies in a tricycle on a road in Beijing on Monday. Chinese manufacturing grew at its strongest pace in 18 months in October.
A hairstylist works on a model’s hair during a show at China Fashion Week in Beijing.
A multiple exposure picture shows Japan’s Haruka Imai performing during the Cup of China ISU grand prix of figure skating in Beijing. Read more
A model wears a dress from the 2014 Gioia Pan and Mark Cheung collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing on Thursday. Read more
A model on Wednesday presents a creation from a lingerie collection during China Fashion Week in Beijing. Read more
A flag covers the face of an honour guard during a welcoming ceremony for the visiting Mongolian prime minister Norovyn Altankhuyag, outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Read more
A man talks on his mobile phone outside a construction site in central Beijing.