China week in pictures | July 17-23, 2021
A weekly picture selection of other news, events or sights in China...
𝟭. July 17 – The 31st Qingdao International Beer Festival, one of the largest beer festivals in China, takes place from July 16-August 8 in the coastal city of Qingdao, Shandong province.
𝟮. July 20 – The first high-speed maglev train rolled off the production line in Qingdao, Shandong province. The train has been designed to have a top speed of 600 kilometers per hour.
𝟯. July 17 - Akhal-Teke horse at the Akhal-teke Horses Base inside Xinjiang Ancient Ecological Park in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). The base is the largest in China with about 100 horses. The tall, large, silk-haired Akhal-Teke horse is a rare breed from Turkmenistan with about 3,000 horses in the world of which about 300 in China. Known for its speed and endurance.
𝟰. July 19 – Diners enjoy their meals in bubble-shaped air-conditioned rooms on the roof of a shopping mall in Changsha, Hunan province. The facilities have gained popularity among customers amid the summer heat.
𝟱. July 17 – First pet-only restaurant in Shanghai. Located at the Xuhui waterfront area along the Huangpu River, the first restaurant serving pets in Shanghai has recently opened and attracted many pet owners. The launch has been positive with reservations lined up until net month. No human food is allowed, reads the restaurant's notice. Humans can only watch and take pictures while their pets enjoy their food inside the venue.
𝟲. July 22 – Rescue teams from all over China join forces to transfer stranded residents in Kaifeng city, Henan province. The Ministry of Emergency Management has sent rescue teams from at least seven provinces and thousands of soldiers to help central Henan Province in flood relief after the province was lashed by record rainfalls this week.
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