- Gordon Dumoulin
China week in pictures | April 3-9, 2021
A weekly picture selection of other news, events or sights in China...
𝟭. April 3 – Located along the Haikou Bay coastline on Hainan island, the seaside ‘wormhole’ library opened its lights for the first time. Designed by Beijing-based MAD architects, it is a multifunctional building for both resting and reading.
𝟮. April 6 - Xiamen University celebrates 100th anniversary. Established in 1921 by Tan Kah Kee, a Chinese-born Singaporean philanthropist.
𝟯. April 5 - Tibetan Buddhist monks participate in a debating exam at Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet autonomous region, on April 5. Thirteen monks passed the exam and were accredited as Geshe Lharampas, "intellectual" in Tibetan. The highest academic degree for the Gelugba School-also known as the Yellow Sect-of Tibetan Buddhism.
𝟰. April 4 – Tourists in Wuhan during Qingming Festival. The festival weekend saw about 100 million people traveling for domestic tourism in China.
𝟱. April 6 – Annual Spanish Mackerel Fish Festival in in the coastal Qingdao city in eastern Shandong province.
𝟲. April 6 – This picture of a 5 story building inside a cave in southern Guizhou province made by drone footage went viral on social media this week. According local media, this building used to be a breeding center for the Chinese giant salamander and is currently abandoned.
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