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China week in pictures | November 6-12, 2021

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

𝟭. November 9 – A humanoid robot is guiding and assisting #Dalian residents in #Liaoning province at a coronavirus testing site as the coastal city in the North-East of China with 5.7 million inhabitants confirmed 62 infections on Tuesday.

𝟮. November 7 – First snowfall in the #Beijing Winter Olympic Games 2022 venues. #olympicgames

𝟯. November 6 – People mourn the recent deaths of three survivors of the Nanjing Massacre at a memorial hall in #Nanjing, #Jiangsu province, on Nov 5. Following the deaths of Huang Liushi, Fu Zhaozeng and Ma Xiuying, the number of registered survivors of the massacre now stands at 61.

𝟰. November 8 – Many astrology enthusiasts went outside to witness the conjunction of the moon and Venus as the angular distance was relatively small. Here the moon and venus captured in a photograph taken in #Beijing.

𝟱. November 11 – Singles’s day or “Double 11”, world’s largest e-commerce shopping festival from November 1-11 has set new sales records for the two largest e-commerce platforms in China; Alibaba and JD. Alibaba said gross merchandise volume (GMV) during the 11-day period totaled 540.3 billion yuan ($84.54 billion), a more than 8% jump from last year’s 498.2 billion yuan. JD said transaction volume on its platform totaled 349.1 billion yuan ($54.6 billion), a 28% increase from the 271.5 billion yuan recorded last year. #alibaba #singlesday #double11

𝟲. November 9 – Fifth station completed in Boten, Northern Laos of the China-Laos high speed railway running from #Kunming, #Yunnan province to #Vientiane, capital of #Laos.

#china #chinaweekpictures #china2021 #newchina

Picture courtesy : various news sites or own photography

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