China week in pictures | March 20-26, 2021
A weekly picture selection of other news and events in China...
𝟭. March 20 – The Great Wall covered by a thin layer of snow on the first day of 春分 (Chūnfēn) or Vernal Equinox, the 4th solar term in the lunar year.
𝟮. March 20 – Students from China University of Geosciences in Beijing receiving COVID-19 vaccination.
𝟯. March 21 – Balance bike competition Lianyungang, Jiangsu province. Small balance bikes without pedals for young kids are a big hit around China these days.
𝟰. March 25 – The 6th edition of the Tulip Expo in Shanghai’s Daning Park. About 1 million tulips cover an area of 20,000 sqm in different zones of the park.
𝟱. March 24 – The first panda-themed tourist train started trial runs in Sichuan. The ‘slow speed’ panda train includes luxury sleeping cabins, a restaurant, bar, KTV and other entertainment services and will ride on several scenic routes from Chengdu into Sichuan and neighboring provinces with tourist stops on the way.
𝟲. March 24 – Harvesting kelp (seaweed) in 荣成 Rongcheng, the eastern tip of Shandong’s peninsula. Rongcheng is the country's largest kelp cultivation area with more than 9,000 ha.
Picture courtesy : various news sites or own photography