I dont have anything particularly clever to say, just be assured that your work and time are appriciated bd_popeye.
All members feel free to post comments about the photos you see in this thread..or post your own pix! thanks!
Ling Yifan, a 29-year-old cartoonist, shows her creation of a portrait of her ailing grandfather in Beijing, capital of China, May 15, 2012.
Ling Yifan, a 29-year-old cartoonist, takes her laptop to the hospital to show her grandfather the responses of microbloggers in Beijing, capital of China, May 13, 2012.
Combo photo taken on May 15, 2012 shows some photos posted by microblooggers as responses to Ling Yifan, a 29-year-old cartoonist, to help her ailing grandfather travel the world in Beijing, capital of China, May 15, 2012.
Ling Yifan, a 29-year-old cartoonist, had a plan to help her ailing grandfather travel the world.
Earlier this month Ling posted a portrait of her grandfather, who is dying of cancer in Beijing, on Sina Weibo, a popular microblogging site.
"My grandpa is sick and only has a few days left. There are many places he has never been, and there is not enough time left for him to travel," she wrote. "I hope you can help him see the world by taking a picture with this portrait."
Her post was forwarded more than 80,000 times within just a few days, with tens of thousands of microbloggers printing out the portrait and taking photos with it in a variety of locations, from the Thames River and Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to a zoo in Seychelles.
Lin said that she is grateful that her post has helped her grandfather realize his dream, as well as helped her to share her love for her family with so many people.
Photo taken on May 17, 2012 shows motorbikes on the Shimin Street in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, May 17, 2012. (Xinhua/Hou Dongtao)
Two police officers help each other to settle their backpacks at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, May 21, 2012, before boarding an airplane to join the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in East Timor. The 13-person team of Chinese police officers departed from Beijing to East Timor on Tuesday at midnight. It is the 17th peacekeeping police team China has sent to the Southeast Asian nation since 2000. [Xinhua]
Police officers pose for group photos at the Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, capital of China, May 21, 2012, with some of them to board an airplane to join the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in East Timor. The 13-person team of Chinese police officers departed from Beijing to East Timor on Tuesday at midnight. It is the 17th peacekeeping police team China has sent to the Southeast Asian nation since 2000. [Xinhua]
Photo taken on May 21, 2012 shows the Fuyuanlu Xiangjiang River Bridge in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province. The closure of the 3575 meters long Yuanfulu Xiangjiang River Bridge finished on Monday. The bridge would open to traffic before Oct. 15.[Xinhua]
Photo taken on May 18, 2012 shows a girl playing with an umbrella in her mother's cloth store in Shilin, Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan. (Xinhua/Hou Dongtao)
New York NY. May 22 (Xinhuanet) -- Jeremy Lin was invited by Spike Lee on stage at the 16th Annual Webby Awards in New York, 21 May 2012. (Xinhua/*******)
the fact she has her blouse open is scary enough!
A foreign woman teases a Chinese boy at Tiananmen square in Beijing, China, Tuesday, May 22, 2012. First, videos of rude foreigners went viral in Chinese cyberspace. Then, a Beijing police crackdown on visitors without valid visas drew fervent applause. And finally, a state TV host urged his countrymen to toss out the "foreign trash."The latest anti-foreigner stirring in China has put the spotlight on outsiders at a time when its leaders would welcome any distraction from the slowing economy, a high-level political scandal and a blind activist's daring flight into U.S. custody.
Visitors from mainland China pose for a photo inside the Venetian Macao hotel and casino owned by Las Vegas Sands in Macau May 22, 2012. Gaming executives and industry players gathering for a convention in Macau on Tuesday may have to finally confront what they have been predicting for the past two years -- a sharp slowing of growth in the world's hottest gambling market.
A woman holds her baby as she takes a break from morning exercises in central Beijing May 22, 2012. Fees for expectant mothers from mainland China who want to give birth in Hong Kong have more than doubled in the past month in anticipation of next year's hospital ban on non-Hong Kong residents, state media reported.
In this picture taken on May 21, 2012 Chinese port workers gather to pose as China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC)'s first independent deep-water oil drilling rig, was sent off from the port of Qingdao, east China's Shandong province. China's first home-grown deep-water drilling rig will be located in the South China Sea, some 300 kilometres (200 miles) southeast of Hong Kong, as the country's dependent on oil imports to fuel its surging economy, claims full sovereignty on the sea, which has huge oil and gas reserves, often leading to diplomatic rows with its neighbours.
In this picture taken on May 21, 2012 two Chinese paramilitary guards watch as China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC)'s first independent deep-water oil drilling rig, leaves the port of Qingdao, east China's Shandong province.
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Heavy smoke is seen at the accident site in a factory in Zhijiang City, central China's Hubei Province, May 23, 2012. Two explosions ripped through a factory in Xiannu Township of Zhijiang Wednesday, injuring eight people, including two news reporters. The fire was extinguished by 11:50 a.m. (Xinhua)
Female airline security workers receive training in Changchun, capital of northeast China's Jilin Province, May 22, 2012.(Xinhua/Xu Chang)
A local fisherwoman conveys the kelp on the seashore at the Meizhou Island in Putian City, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 22, 2012. Harvest of kelp enters peak season currently. (Xinhua/Zhang Guojun)
Xing Fengyu holds a video chat online with his mother who works in east China's Anhui Province at the Siyuan School at Dashi Village of Guandao Township in Weinan City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 22, 2012. A total of 320 children, accounting for 65.9 percent of the whole students, study and live in this boarding school while their parents work in faraway cities. (Xinhua/He Junchang)
Zhu Jie (C), whose parents have left hometown to work in cities, reads the text with her classmates at the Siyuan School at Dashi Village of Guandao Township in Weinan City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, May 22, 2012.
A police officer shows a unmanned aircraft during the China International Exhibition on Police Equipment 2012 in Beijing, capital of China, May 22, 2012. A total of 430 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions took part in the exhibition. (Xinhua/Liu Changlong)
People visit the China International Exhibition on Police Equipment 2012 in Beijing, capital of China, May 22, 2012. A total of 430 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions took part in the exhibition. (Xinhua/Liu Changlong)
Chinese architect Wang Shu smiles during the Priztker Architecture Prize award ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, Friday, May 25, 2012.
In this picture taken on May 24, 2012 shows a group of 126 Chinese nationals seized by police across Asia over an USD11. 5-million telecom scam targeting people in China, been taken off the plane as they arrived back in Beijing. Most of the 482 people held were from China and Taiwan, as they were arrested there and in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Fiji.
Chen Guangcheng, the blind Chinese dissident and legal advocate who recently sought asylum in the United States, is helped by his wife Yuan Weijing (L) after arriving for an interview in New York May 24, 2012. Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who flew to the United States last week, said on Thursday China's handling of the local officials who harassed and abused him and his family will determine whether the country can begin to achieve rule of law.
A nurse (L) adjusts intravenous drips for patients at a hospital in Suining, Sichuan province in this March 9, 2011 file photo. China's new push to open state controlled industries may look bold after a decade of stuttering privatization progress, but the question is whether publication this week of detailed plans to allow private investment in highways, health care and railways will really help dilute state involvement in a range of industries where top executives enjoy ministerial level status and firms get preferential access to capital and contracts.
People walk between kiosks at a mall in 'Electric City' in the Zhongguancun district in Beijing on May 24, 2012. Home to many computer and electronics malls and companies, and referred to as 'China's Silicon Valley', a 2004 Beijing Statistical Yearbook report recorded over 12,000 high-tech enterprises throughout Zhongguancun's seven parks, with 489,000 technicians employed.
People walk into a public toilet in Beijing on May 24, 2012. Beijing's public toilets must not exceed two flies, according to new standards handed down by zealous officials striving to clean up China's notoriously filthy loos.
Medical staff bid farewell to little patients from southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region at the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Central Hospital in Beijing, capital of China, May 24, 2012. Thirteen children with congenital heart disease left the hospital on Thursday after successful surgery and an observation period. A total of 35 children with congenital heart disease from the region received medical treatment free of charge as beneficiaries of a charity program this year. (Xinhua/Huang Yuping)
Photo taken on May 25, 2012 shows the railway roadbed destroyed by rainstorms in south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. Six passenger trains on the railway near the city of Baise were forced to stop halfway through their journey after rainstorms destroyed a 35-meter-long roadbed, a spokesman for local railway authorities said. Torrential rains have pounded parts of Guangxi, disrupting railway traffic and drinking water supplies. (Xinhua/Zhao Hui)
Workers repair the railway roadbed destroyed by rainstorms in south China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, May 25, 2012. Six passenger trains on the railway near the city of Baise were forced to stop halfway through their journey after rainstorms destroyed a 35-meter-long roadbed, a spokesman for local railway authorities said. Torrential rains have pounded parts of Guangxi, disrupting railway traffic and drinking water supplies. (Xinhua/Chen Ruihua)
Staff workers rush repair damaged oil pipeline in Zibo, east China's Shandong Province, May 25, 2012. Around 8 a.m. Friday, a construction team damaged a section of the oil pipeline near the Jinan-Qingdao Expressway, according to a statement released by the Zibo municipal government. As of 5 p.m. Friday, the source of oil passing through the line had been cut off and workers were cleaning up the site. (Xinhua/Guo Xulei)
Pupils view art work at the 791 art zone in Nanchang City, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 23, 2012. Nanchang set up a new block, the 791 creative art zone, to enhance the cultural and artistic ambiance in the city. (Xinhua/Zhou Ke)
A delegate from Japan poses for group photos with Chinese women of Dong ethnic group during the 13th China-Japan friendship exchange meeting in Guiyang, capital of southwest China's Guizhou Province, May 24, 2012. The meeting kicked off here on Thursday. (Xinhua/Ou Dongqu)
Middle(? huh?) school students concentrate on their studies in Jishui County, east China's Jiangxi Province, May 23, 2012. About 9 million Chinese students are expected to take the country's National College Entrance Examination in June. (Xinhua/Song Zhenping)
A middle school student shows his hip-hop dance skills to relax himself and entertain his classmates in Yuncheng City, north China's Shanxi Province, May 18, 2012. About 9 million Chinese students are expected to take the country's National College Entrance Examination in June. (Xinhua/Xue Jun)
A toddler crosses a busy intersection on his toy scooter during rush hour in Wenzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province, in this combination photo of still images taken from surveillance camera footage May 21, 2012. The three-year old boy on the scooter drove against the traffic before being spotted by a police officer who led him to safety, CCTV reported.
Suspects involved in major transnational telecom fraud are escorted to get off the plane after arriving in Beijing, capital of China, May 24, 2012. (Xinhua/Li Xin)
BEIJING, May 24 (Xinhua) -- A total of 482 people suspected of being involved in a major transnational telecom scam were seized by law enforcement officers from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan on Wednesday with the help of police in six foreign countries.
Of the suspects, 177 are from the Chinese mainland and 286 from Taiwan, the Ministry of Public Security said Thursday. The other 19 suspects are from Thailand and Myanmar.
One hundred and twenty-six Chinese suspects were escorted from Thailand and Malaysia to Beijing on Thursday, the ministry said.
The group was busted on Wednesday with the help of law enforcement agencies in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Fiji, the ministry said.
Luxury cruise ship Pearl No. 7, bumps into a bridge in Wenzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, May 23, 2012. No injuries were reported, but the deluxe liner lost its chimneys which left a mark on the bridge. The cruise was being dragged by four tugboats to a downtown terminal ahead of opening to the public during the National Day holidays in October. The accident is believed to have been caused by miscommunications of the ship's height, Wenzhou City News reported. [Photo/CFP]
A sailor stands next to the Chinese National flag on the USS Makin Island, a large Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, after arriving at Hong Kong water for a port call Friday, May 25, 2012.
Hostesses hold the Uber champion trophy during the awarding ceremony for the Uber Cup world badminton team championships in China's central city of Wuhan, in Hubei province on May 26, 2012. China defeated South Korea 3-0 to won the champion.
Members of the Chinese team hold up their trophy during the awarding ceremony for the Uber Cup world badminton team championships in China's central city of Wuhan, in Hubei province on May 26, 2012. China defeated South Korea 3-0 to won the champion.
Chinese player Li Na takes part in the draw of the Tennis Men's Single of the Roland-Garros tennis tournament on May 25, 2012 at the Roland-Garros stadium in Paris.
Police hold a demonstration with the canine unit of the Chongqing Public Security Bureau, May 24, 2012. More than 30 Chongqing residents were invited to the open exhibition of seven police dogs. [Photo/Xinhua]
College students hold smoking cessation billboards in Liaocheng, east China's Shandong Province, May 26, 2012. Ten students of Liaocheng University publicized smoking cessation here on Saturday to greet the upcoming World No-Tobacco Day which falls on May 31. (Xinhua/Dong Guangqiang)
A young girl performs during the final competition of a children talent show contest in Beijing, capital of China, May 26, 2012. As a charity program, books were donated by every contestant of the talent show contest for those schools in poverty stricken region. (Xinhua/Liu Bin)
More cute kids!
A young girl watches the performance before she herself takes part in the final competition of a children talent show contest in Beijing, capital of China, May 26, 2012. As a charity program, books were donated by every contestant of the talent show contest for those schools in poverty stricken region. (Xinhua/Liu Bin) .
Young girls introduce their toys during a bartering fair in Yantai, east China, May 26, 2012. Various activities were held across the country to greet the upcoming Children's Day on June 1. (Xinhua/Chu Yang)
Children enjoy themselves during an activity celebrating the Children's Day in Shanghai, east China, May 26, 2012. Various activities were held across the country to greet the upcoming Children's Day on June 1. (Xinhua/Zhuang Yi)
Children draw pictures during a drawing contest in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, May 26, 2012. Various activities were held across the country to greet the upcoming Children's Day on June 1.(Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)
Children make clothing with newspaper during an event to raise awareness of environment protection in Beijing, capital of China, May 26, 2012. Various activities were held across the country to greet the upcoming Children's Day on June 1.(Xinhua/Jin Liwang
A girl draws a picture during a drawing contest in Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, May 26, 2012. Various activities were held across the country to greet the upcoming Children's Day on June 1.(Xinhua/Peng Zhaozhi)
Children get new schoolbags as gifts of Children's Day at a primary school of Xingxia Village in Liuzhou City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, May 25, 2012. Various activities were held across the country to greet the upcoming Children's Day on June 1. (Xinhua/Tan Kaixing)
bd--as always....thank you so much for your efforts and the pics. It is a continuing educational process for me through pictures. I will never know as much as I would like to about China, but I know considerably more because of you and this thread.
Thank you again.
Co-owner of Ocean Grounds Organic Coffee Jim Lee (L) brews members of a cupping (tasting) class some coffee at his newly opened specialist coffee shop in Beijing May 26, 2012. Coffee culture is relatively new to China and though the market is growing rapidly, it remains very small compared to the United States and Europe, with estimates that China's average coffee consumption is just three cups per person per year, while the world's average is around 240 cups. Picture taken May 26, 2012.
A girl calligraphs at a youth calligraphy contest at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing, capital of China, May 27, 2012. A Chinese calligraphy contest for pupils and middle-school students was held in Beijing on Sunday to greet the coming of Children's Day. (Xinhua/Wu Guocai)
Contestants show their calligraphy works at a youth calligraphy contest at the Imperial Ancestral Temple in Beijing, capital of China, May 27, 2012. A Chinese calligraphy contest for pupils and middle-school students was held in Beijing on Sunday to greet the coming of Children's Day. (Xinhua/Wu Guocai)
In photos taken on May 26, 2012 shows a group of 18 Chinese couples taking part in a mass wedding ceremony in Beijing. China's wedding market, estimated to be worth nearly 60 billion USD, where 10 million weddings take place annually -- five times as many as in the US, is by far the world's largest.
In this picture taken on May 26, 2012, fans of well-known state television presenter Yang Rui queue up to get his autograph for his new book, 'True or False', in Hefei, east China's Anhui province. Yang recent vitriolic comments posted online call for China to kick out 'foreign trash' and two highly publicised incidents of bad behaviour by visitors have set off a heated debate on foreigners in China, while accusing expatriates of 'engaging in human trafficking' and 'spreading lies' about China.
In these photos taken on May 26, 2012, well-known state television presenter Yang Rui talks to his fans as he launches his new book, 'True or False', in Hefei, east China's Anhui province.
A toy car is seen on a shirt smeared with red colouring symbolizing blood, before a protest march in Hong Kong May 27, 2012. The demonstration was to mark the upcoming anniversary of the events in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.
Protesters take to the streets during a march in Hong Kong May 27, 2012. The demonstration was to mark the upcoming anniversary of the events in Beijing's Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.
Long March-3B carrier rocket blasts off from the launch pad at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Xichang, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 26, 2012. China successfully sent a telecommunication satellite into orbit with its Long March-3B carrier rocket from southwest Xichang Satellite Launch Center Saturday evening. [Xinhua]
Music fans dance at the INTRO (Ideas Need To Reach Out) 2012 Electric Music Festival in Beijing, capital of China, May 26, 2012. The electric music festival, as the fourth of its kind, attracted some 10,000 participants from home and abroad. (Xinhua/Xiao Xiao)
Model Li Qian poses for members of the Photofans Camera Club during their monthly model shoot in Beijing on May 27, 2012. Chinese state media has reported that camera manufacturers expect the Chinese camera market to become the world's largest as early as 2015, overtaking the US.
Model Zhao Yue poses for members of the Photofans Camera Club during their monthly model shoot in Beijing on May 27, 2012. Chinese state media has reported that camera manufacturers expect the Chinese camera market to become the world's largest as early as 2015, overtaking the US.
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Zhang Xianling holds a photo of her late son, Wang Nan, who was killed in the 1989 Tiananmen Square events during an interview in Beijing, China, Monday, May 28, 2012. Zhang said her friend Ya Weilin, a father of a man killed in the 1989 events had committed suicide on Friday, May 25, 2012 out of despair and to protest the government's long-standing refusal to address the grievances of the victims' relatives.
China's Zheng Jie drinks during a match with France's Alize Cornet during their women's Singles 1st Round tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, on May 28, 2012 in Paris.
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 28: Jie Zheng of China plays a forehand in her women's singles first round match against Alize Cornet of France during day 2 of the French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2012 in Paris, France. Jie Zeng won the match 6-4, 6-4.
CHESTER, PA - MAY 27: Christie Rampone #3 of the USA tries to block the kick of Li Jiayue #4 of the China at PPL Park on May 27, 2012 in Chester, Pennsylvania.
A taxi driver smokes a cigarette as he takes a break in central Beijing May 28, 2012. China is the world's largest producer and consumer of tobacco with more than 300 million smokers, and revenue from the tobacco industry accounting for nearly one-tenth of China's tax revenue.
An employee, wearing a pair of sunglasses, tests a low energy consumption (LED) light bulb at a factory in Nanjing, Jiangsu province May 18, 2012. Armed with nearly 2 billion yuan in cash in total, the bigger LED companies are ramping up capacity, despite a slow market, to better capture a larger share of state-backed LED lighting projects China plans to roll out this year, analysts said.
A BYD E6 electric car, used as a taxi in Shenzhen, is driven after its battery was charged at the taxi company's car park, in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen in this June 15, 2011 file photo. Shares of Warren Buffett-backed Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd slumped in heavy volume on May 28, 2012 after a deadly weekend accident involving one of its electric vehicles which caught fire, according to media reports. A Nissan GT-R crashed into a BYD e6 taxi at high speed in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen early on Saturday. The all-electric battery car caught fire and three people were killed, Chinese media reported, citing police. A BYD official said the company was "sorry for the deaths" the accident caused but declined to comment on the cause.
Wreckers salvage a sunken boat in the Yuanjiang River in Luxi County, central China's Hunan Province, May 28, 2012. Two people have been confirmed dead and nine were still missing in a passenger vessel sinking accident, which occurred in the Yuanjiang River in Luxi County on May 27. At the time of the accident, 25 people were on board, and 14 of them have been saved. (Xinhua/Zhou Mian)
Garlic vendors convey garlic at a wholesale market in Hefei, east China's Anhui Province, May 28, 2012. Garlic price of China has rose by more than six percent in this week. (Xinhua/Du Yu)
Volunteers of the 9th National Universities Games learn etiquette movements in Tianjin, north China, May 26, 2012. The first batch of 50 volunteers learned basic etiquette with flight steward standard on Saturday. A total of 4,000 volunteers will offer services at the 9th National Universities Games in September. (Xinhua/Li Xiang)
Visitors participate in a dating show at the second Shanghai Marriage Expo in Shanghai on May 27, 2012. Thousands attended the two date event. AFP PHOTO/Peter PARKS (Photo credit should read PETER PARKS/AFP/*****Images)
A Long March 4C carrier rocket which carries Yaogan XV, a remote-sensing satellite, takes off from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center, north China's Shanxi Province, May 29, 2012. China launched its remote-sensing satellite Yaogan XV from Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center at 3:31 p.m. local time (0731 GMT) on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)
A cook takes a smoke break outside a restaurant in Beijing Tuesday, May 29, 2012.
A man holds an iPhone as he visits Sina's Weibo microblogging site in Shanghai May 29, 2012. China's Sina Corp has introduced a code of conduct for users of the local version of Twitter amid accusations of censorship to rein in what has grown into a raucous online forum to air political and social grievances. The code of conduct, first announced earlier this month, stipulates that users of Sina's Weibo microblogging site cannot post information that is against the principles of the constitution, cannot harm national unity, disclose state secrets or publish false information, among other rules.
An employee inspects the interior of a newly-made tire with a flashlight at a tire factory in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province May 29, 2012.
A man and a woman look at a smartphone at a shop in Beijing on May 29, 2012.
A man sleeps on his cart on a street in Beijing on May 29, 2012.
A locomotive runs at Xi'an Railway Station in Xi'an, Shaanxi province May 28, 2012. A gleaming new $1.4 billion airport extension, a $5.2 billion bullet train and Samsung's planned $7 billion electronics plant, touted as the largest single high-tech foreign investment in China, are sure signs of economic intent in ancient Xi'an. Along with a $1.4 billion subway, a crane-cluttered skyline and rapidly rising tower blocks shrouded in industrial smog that cloaks the 3,000-year old former dynastic capital, they show that fixed asset investment remains the main route to growth for China
A subway station construction site is seen next to a street in Xi'an, Shaanxi province May 28, 2012.
A woman serves food at a street stall in Beijing on May 28, 2012.
Commuters ride electric scooters as they make their way through a tunnel in Beijing on May 28, 2012.
Mainland Chinese visitors take part in a wine tasting session on Australian wine during Vinexpo Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong May 29, 2012. More than 14,000 visitors from 33 countries are attending the expo's seventh edition, the region's largest international wine and spirits exhibition, according to organisers.
Activists gather to form the Chinese character "ren" which means "human being", during a protest against the reactivation of the Taipower Kuosheng nuclear power station unit two, which was temporarily shut down due to safety concerns, in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei May 29, 2012.
An ethnic minority student looks on as his classmates take an afternoon nap in their classroom at a primary school in Wensu county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, May 29, 2012.
Chinese actress Cecilia Cheung poses as she arrives for the screening of the film 'Do-Nui Mat' (The Taste of Money) presented in competition at the 65th Cannes film festival on May 26, 2012 in Cannes.
Singer Christine Fan (C) hugs two girls taking part in the shoot of her new album "Together" during a press conference in Taipei, southeast China's Taiwan, May 29, 2012. (Xinhua)
A Chinese child poses for a family photo beside a Spot-Eye Cichlid fish at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012. The aquarium is the largest in China and shaped like a huge conch shell. State media named it a 'Beijing civilized Tourist Scenic Spot' and it houses more than 1,000 marine species and freshwater fish.
Children view a Pacific white-sided dolphin at the Beijing Aquarium on May 30, 2012.
Technicians sit in a control room at the State Grid vehicle battery recharging and exchange station in Beijing on May 30, 2012. According to government sources, China is to set aside around two billion yuan (320 million USD) as part of drive to cut carbon emissions and produce energy-saving vehicles.
Former Argentine national coach Sergio Batista, left, and Shanghai Shenhua director Zhou Jun hold the club's jersey as they shake hands during a press conference Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Shanghai, China. Batista became Chinese soccer club Shanghai Shenhua's new head coach.
A worker stands near molten steel flowing into a cauldron at a steel plant in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province Wednesday May 30, 2012.
Liu Qiaoying, whose family lost four fifth of the abalones in a red tide, demonstrates a handful of dead abalones in Suao Township of Pingtan County, southeast China's Fujian Province, May 29, 2012. Abalone farms in the offshore waters of Pingtan have suffered from a red tide that occurred on May 25. Direct economic losses could be estimated at 220 million yuan (34.8 million U.S. dollars), as more than half of the area's 100 million abalones have died as a result of the algal bloom. Local authorities are making efforts to help abalone raisers minimize their losses. [Xinhua/Zhang Guojun]
Ahead of the World Anti-Tobacco Day 2012, over 200 students from Zhentou Town middle school in China's Jiangxi Province form a live non-smoking sign. Additionally, their anti-smoking drawings and giant fake cigarettes aim to raise public awareness on the dangers of smoking. Statistics show China has over 0.3 billion smokers and 0.74 billion people suffering from second-hand smoke. About 1.2 million people die of tobacco- related illnesses every year. [Photo/Chinanews.com]
Students of Wendeng Red Army Primary School of Shandong Province perform traditional operas during a show in Huai'an, east China's Jiangsu Province, May 30, 2012. Children across China joined in various activities in recent days to celebrate the upcoming International Children's Day, which falls on June 1. (Xinhua/Shen Peng)
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Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Rafik Abdessalem shakes hands with his Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi (L) as the latter arrives to attend the 6th political and economic cooperation summit between the Arab League and China in Tunis May 30, 2012.
A man wearing rabbit ears sits on a street on May 31, 2012.
In these pictures taken on May 30, 2012, Chinese police take one (C) of 13 Chinese nationals seized by police in Sri Lanka over a 11.5-million USD telecom scam targeting people in China off the plane into custody upon their return back to Beijing. Most of the 482 people held were from China and Taiwan, as they were arrested there, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Fiji.
BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 30: Visitors view artwork in the 2012 Poly Spring Auction Exhibition at the National Agriculture Exhibition Centre on May 30, 2012 in Beijing, China. Beijing Poly International Auction scored 12.1 billion RMB (about US$ 2 billion) in 2011 and topped the first in Chinese art sales market.
A woman sits in her food stall on May 31, 2012. China's state news agency has sought to dampen hopes of a major stimulus package to boost the slowing economy following days of market speculation, it said in an online report on May 30.
Chinese bridal couples dance after their symbolic wedding in Fuessen May 31, 2012. 15 Chinese couples who already got married in China, travelled to Germany to repeat their promise of marriage at Neuschwanstein Castle, one of the most popular destinations in Europe.
Chinese brides pose after their symbolic wedding in Fuessen May 31, 2012.
Zhu Jun, owner of the Shanghai Shenhua football club kicks a ball before a friendly match between his team and Argentina CN Sports during the 2012 Shanghai International Football Tournament in Shanghai, May 31, 2012. Former Argentina manager Sergio Batista has been appointed head coach of Shanghai Shenhua to replace the sacked Jean Tigana, the big spending Chinese club said in a statement on Wednesday.
A labourer walks down the stairway of a ship under construction at a shipyard in Yueqing, Zhejiang province March 27, 2012. Chinese shipyards are offering to sell vessels at discounts of more than 20 percent as builders look to protect market share from higher quality Asian rivals and stay afloat amid a wave of consolidation, industry sources said. Picture taken March 27, 2012.
Bill, the mascot of the British and Irish Lions, poses with children inside a sport stadium in Hong Kong on May 31, 2012. Bill is being used to launch the one year to go programme celebrating the forthcoming rugby match between The British and Irish Lions and the all star Barbarians to be played in Hong Kong on June 1, 2013.
Workers make preparation on the Xiangjiang North Bridge in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province, May 28, 2012. A five-month project to replace stay cables of the bridge started recently. The bridge is opened to traffic in 1991. It is the first time to replace the stay cables of the bridge thoroughly. [Xinhua]
Students of Baotou Road Primary School visit a ship of the coast guard in Qingdao, east China's Shandong Province, May 30, 2012. Children across China joined in various activities in recent days to celebrate the upcoming International Children's Day, which falls on June 1. [Xinhua]
Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang looks downwards as he apologizes during a news conference in Hong Kong June 1, 2012. Hong Kong's outgoing leader Tsang tearfully apologized on Friday for his part in one of a series of corruption scandals that have embarrassed China, a day after an independent report called for him to be held more accountable
Liu Zhenmin, Ambassador of the Permanent Representative Mission of China to Geneva, delivers his statement during the special session of the of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, June 1, 2012. The Human Rights Council holds a special session on "the deterioration of the human rights situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and the recent killings in Houla"
Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou poses for a photograph during an interview with ******* at the Presidential Office in Taipei June 1, 2012. Ma said on Friday he was hopeful China's next rulers would maintain improving relations and that anointed leader Xi Jinping's understanding of cross-Strait issues would help keep economic cooperation on track.
Hostesses gather outside a restaurant in Beijing on June 1, 2012.
People play cards on a street in Beijing on June 1, 2012
A man watches as others swim in a lake in Beijing on June 1, 2012.
Women work at a textile factory in Huaibei in central China's Anhui province, Friday, June 1, 2012.
A girl watches a performance to celebrate International Children's Day at a kindergarten for children of migrant workers, in Beijing June 1, 2012.
A volunteer teaches children to dance to celebrate International Children's Day at a kindergarten for children of migrant workers, in Beijing June 1, 2012. China's Premier Wen Jiabao recently visited several children of migrant workers in central China's Hunan province and acknowledged the contributions migrant workers have made toward boosting China's economic growth, reassuring them that their children will be well taken care of in their absence, Xinhua news agency reported.
A boy sits on a basin in a toilet at a kindergarten for children of migrant workers on International Children's Day, in Beijing June 1, 2012.
This picture taken on May 31, 2012 shows Chinese actress Fan Bingbing arriving on the red carpet for the fashion show by 77-year-old designer Giorgio Armani at the 798 art complex in Beijing. Entitled 'One Night Only in Beijing', the show presented 12 autumn/winter collections and was billed as a celebration of 'over a decade of Armani in China'.
This picture taken on May 31, 2012 shows Taiwanese actress Shu Qi arriving on the red carpet for the fashion show by 77-year-old fashion designer Giorgio Armani at the 798 art complex in Beijing.
A model presents a creation by Italian fashion house Armani in Beijing on May 31, 2012.
Xiao Cao, a 57-year-old gay man, shaves as he sits next to his partner in his eight-square-metre apartment in Shanghai. China's gay community has long been on the edges of society but it is gradually becoming more accepted. Cao, who is an unemployed drag queen, is one whose life lifts the curtain on a less romanticised view of Chinese homo******s. Living in an eight-square-metre apartment behind a public toilet and with a monthly income of 500 yuan ($79) from social insurance, he passes his days dancing in public and spending time with friends at gay clubs. Picture taken April 22, 2012.