A military honour guard prepares for US chief of naval operations Jonathan Greenert’s visit with commander-in-chief of The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Wu Shengli at a welcoming ceremony at the PLA navy headquarters outside of Beijing, China
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The US and Chinese national flags are prepared ahead of a meeting that forms part of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on Thursday.
Visitors walk down a steep section on a restored part of the Great Wall of China, at Mutianyu, north of Beijing on Friday
Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing
Players battle for the ball during a match at a swamp soccer tournament in Beijing. A total of 32 teams from across China participated in the event.
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
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.
A watermelon vendor takes a nap while waiting for customers during a hot day 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.
A man takes a nap on a cushion, displayed as part of a promotional event, at a shopping mall in Beijing. Temperatures in the city on Friday reached 37 degrees centigrade