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 supporter of Tibetans living in exile and of the Tibetan Youth Congress workers shouts pro-Tibetan slogans during a Tibetan Uprising March from Dharamsala to Delhi
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
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
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
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.
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.