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The world in photos: May 18-24

[2015-05-25 10:31]

Here's a look at some of the most striking images from major stories around the world in the past week.

Tourists enjoy themselves at Mingsha Hill desert

[2015-05-24 10:55]

Consisting of a group of sand dunes, the Mingsha Hill is famous for its desert scenery and the mysterious sound made by wind when blowing over its surface.

Colombia: A birdwatcher's paradise

[2015-05-23 05:55]

Many Chinese tourists still view Colombia as a risky travel destination, which keeps them away, but the country is becoming safer each year. Chen Liang reports.

Journey of a migrant girl from village to ad world

[2015-05-22 14:00]

Shen Bo is a deputy general manager in an advertising company in Beijing. Ten years ago, she was a migrant girl who had moved to the city.

Photographer captures Chinese on the train

[2015-05-22 07:05]

Chinese on the Train is one of the representative works of China Photographers' Association member Wang Fuchun. Wang, who used to be a railway worker, photographed people on the train over a period of more than 30 years from 1978 to 2014. He traveled all around China by train and shot tens of thousands of pictures on the way.

Premier talks with Chinese entrepreneurs in Peru

[2015-05-24 12:41]

Premier Li Keqiang held a panel discussion with Chinese entrepreneurs in Lima, Peru on May 23 local time. Representatives of Wanxin Group, Capital Steel, Chinalco and Minmetals talked about their local business operation.

Hou Hsiao-Hsien's The Assassin premieres in Cannes

[2015-05-22 10:14]

Cast members attend the premiere of director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's "The Assassin" during the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 21.

Top 10 highest-paid white-collar jobs in China

[2015-05-22 07:24]

Zhaopin, a renowned job recruitment website in China, recently completed a study of white-collar job supply and demand this spring.

The dying craft of balance scales

[2015-05-22 07:52]

Cai Xuezhen and her husband Li Mande work in their shop that specializes in balance scales in Linhai city, East China's Zhejiang province.

Culture Insider: Six things you may not know about Grain Buds

[2014-05-21 07:09]

Grain Buds, the 8th solar term of a year, begins on May 21 this year, and ends on June 6. It means that the seeds from the grain are becoming full but are not ripe.

Premier Li rides on new China-made train in Rio de Janeiro

[2015-05-21 08:20]

Premier Li Keqiang takes a ride on the new subway Line 4 with Rio de Janeiro Governor Luiz Fernando de Souza in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 20, 2015.

NYC's new One World Observatory offers sweeping views of Manhattan

[2015-05-21 11:55]

A view of the Manhattan skyline from the One World Observatory observation deck on the 100th floor of the One World Trade center tower in New York during a press tour of the site May 20, 2015.

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