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Spinning high above the city in S China

[2011-09-02 15:21]

The world's highest "Ferris wheel" starts its trial operation in a drizzly Guangzhou, capital of South China's Guangdong province, Sept 1, 2011.

The empty stools of rural village life in China

[2011-09-02 13:27]

In the process of urbanization, more rural people in China leave villages to work in cities with most working as migrant workers.

Impressions of Tibet (August 2011)

[2011-09-02 10:18]

China Daily website reporter Song Wei spent 10 days in Tibet, Aug 20-Aug 30, 2011. This special coverage includes some of the stories and images she witnessed at the roof of the world. It portrays Tibet and its people, and highlights changes in the past six decades since its peaceful libration.

The life of a rural projectionist

[2011-09-02 09:29]

Playing a movie for villagers has been the 50-year-old rural projectionist's weekly routine for more than 30 years, during which he has been living in perfect accord with the locals.

First day of school for quadruplets

[2011-09-02 08:58]

Quadruplets, Zhang Yongbo, Zhang Yongchao, Zhang Yongzhen, Zhang Yonghao, in Qingzhou, East China's Shandong province, start school together on Sept 1, 2011.

Japan disaster drills hold greater sense of urgency

[2011-09-01 16:58]

Over half a million people across Japan took part in annual drills on Thursday to prepare for natural disasters.

Aerobatic displays for Changchun's aviation open day

[2011-09-01 16:39]

Chinese developed K-8 training planes of the "Red Falcon Air Demonstration Team" perform during the Changchun First Aviation Open Day and the opening ceremony of the new semester of Air Force Aviation University, in Changchun, capital of Northeast China's Jilin province, Sept 1, 2011.

Qiantang River tides injure spectators

[2011-09-01 10:34]

Spectators who came to watch the tides at the Qiantang River are swept from the dike by huge waves caused by a tidal surge in Haining city, East China's Zhejiang province, August 31, 2011.

Worship of Confucius ahead for new school

[2011-09-01 09:32]

Roughly 300 new students from Fuzimiao primary school took part in a ceremony marking the beginning of their formal education.

Flood inundates New Jersey after Hurricane Irene

[2011-09-01 06:40]

A woman takes a photo of extremely high waters at the water falls on the Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey, August 31, 2011.

National choreography contest ends

[2011-08-31 16:15]

Dancers from the Nanjing Arts Institute The ninth National Choreography Contest, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the Ningxia Hui autonomous region,came to an end in Yinchuan city, Northwest China,on Aug 30,2011.

New semester for kids around the country

[2011-08-31 16:02]

A boy, newly registered into a primary school, hides his face behind his school bag when posing for a picture in Hefei, capital of Central China's Anhui province, Aug 30, 2011.

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