A ragpicker walks past a poster showing Beijing’s central business district next to the China Central Television (CCTV) building outside a construction site in Beijing
A model wears a creation by Jonny Fu during Shanghai Fashion Week on Friday
A mechanical installation named “Long Ma”, operated by French performance art company La Machine, performs in front of the National Stadium in Beijing.
Workers install an advertisement board for a Skoda Octavia on a building in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. China’s banks increased lending in September, supporting Beijing’s efforts to guide capital into the struggling economy, but foreign investment remained weak and foreign exchange reserve data showed signs of potential capital flight.
Barricade debris set up by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday litters a street. Hong Kong is suffering its worst crisis since the handover to China in 1997, as opposition mounts against Beijing’s plan for electoral reform in the Chinese territory
A protester takes a break after scuffling with police as they attempted trying to remove barricades set up by demonstrators to block off the main roads in Hong Kong’s Central district
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A Chinese Christian woman prays during a service at an underground independent Protestant Church in Beijing, China. China, an officially atheist country, places a number of restrictions on Christians and allows legal practice of the faith only at state-approved churches
Police officers gather near a pro-democracy protest in the central district of Hong Kong on Monday.
Kyla Ross of the United States jumps onto the vault as she competes in the women’s all-round final of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championship at the Guangxi Gymnasium in Nanning, capital of southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Friday
Pro-democracy demonstrators sleep on the ground near a barricade in Hong Kong on Thursday
A protester sits under a tent as she helps block an area around the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protests in Beijing-controlled Hong Kong subsided on Monday as students and civil servants returned to school and work after more than a week of demonstrations, but activists vowed to keep up their campaign of civil disobedience.
Pro-democracy demonstrators display placards as they gather near a ceremony marking China’s 65th National Day in Hong Kong on Wednesday
A paramilitary policeman spreads a Chinese national flag during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Hefei, Anhui province on Wednesday
Serena Williams of the US serves during her singles match against Spain’s Silvia Soler-Espinosa at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing on Monday.
Workers set up a scaffolding on a building site in Shanghai. Concerns over China’s economy, a key driver of global growth, have intensified following recent lacklustre data, with economists calling for authorities to take further action to kick-start growth.
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A rally at the Chinese University of Hong Kong saw thousands of students from more than 20 tertiary institutions start a week-long boycott of classes in protest against Beijing’s conservative framework for political reform in the region
Tibetan exiles are detained by police in New Delhi during a protest outside the venue of a meeting between China’s President Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi, prime minister of India
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A Chinese security guard sits on a bench as he watches over a park on Wednesday in Beijing, China.
A man rides his bicycle as people walk on the “first mobile phone sidewalk in China”, which was recently installed at a tourism area in Chongqing municipality
A woman sells a portrait of China’s late chairman Mao Zedong at a busy street in Shanghai