China week in pictures | August 28 - September 3, 2021
A weekly picture selection of other news, events or sights in China...
𝟭. September 2 – South Korea returned 109 remains of Chinese soldiers killed in the 1950-53 Korean War. A transfer ceremony was held at the Incheon International Airport, after which they flew home to Taoxian International Airport in Shenyang, #Liaoning province. It is the eighth repatriation after both countries signed a handover agreement.
𝟮. September 1 – A female-only phoenix boat race in Guangyuan, #Sichuan province during a local festival celebrating the prowess of women. Initially dedicated to Guangyuan-born Wu Zetian, the only empress in the major Chinese dynasties, the festival has become an event for women to express their capabilities.
𝟯. August 29 – A Hong Kong Police recruitment day. The Hong Kong police force is looking to recruit 195 probationary inspectors and 1,345 officers this year and next year.
𝟰. August 31 – Ducks swim on a pond around a farmer Lihua village, #Hunan province. The village is renowned for raising ducks and the production of salty, preserved duck eggs.
𝟱. September 1 – Primary school students in #Beijing returning to school after 2 months of summer holidays. Except for a few COVID high risk areas, schools all over China have opened for the new semester.
𝟲. August 30 – Huge rice plants in Changhong village in Dazhu district in #Chongqing. The village made a trial with new disease- and drought-resistant rice crop variety with an average height of 2 meters. The 1-hectare field is expected to yield an output of 12,000 kilograms.
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