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China week in pictures | June 26 - July 2, 2021

A weekly picture selection of other news, events or sights in China...


𝟭. June 27 - Commencement time for new students at universities in China. Tsinghua University in Beijing is welcoming 3,000 graduates this year.



𝟮. June 27 – Chengdu Tianfu International Airport begins operation as the second international airport in Chengdu. The ambition is to become the third largest airport hub in China, after Beijing and Shanghai. The airport opened with three runways (two north-south and one east-west) with two terminals and a capacity target of 60 millions passengers per year by 2025, in the longer run having six runways, four terminals with capacity to handle 90 million passengers per year.



𝟯. June 27 - The documentary series "National Parks: The Kingdom of Wildlife," produced by China Media Group (CMG) has been launched in international media. Shot in 4K technology, the series features three 50-minute episodes that explore the rich and fascinating flora and fauna in China's 10 national parks.



𝟰. July 1 - people in Shanghai enjoying the light show for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.



𝟱. June 30 - The 2,540km Beijing-Urumqi Expressway, the longest desert-crossing expressway in the world, fully opened to traffic after the last section of the route in the Kazak autonomous county of Barkol in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region was put into operation. The highway crosses several parts of the Gobi desert.



𝟲. June 28 – Chinese movie star Jackie Chan sang the song "Defend the Yellow River" with other performers and singers at the art performance titled "Epic Journey" that was held at the National Stadium in Beijing on Monday. The song was written during the Chinese People's War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression.



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Picture courtesy : various news sites or own photography

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