China week in pictures | September 4-10, 2021
A weekly picture selection of other news, events or sights in China...
𝟭. September 10 – This taxi in #Hubei province sends greetings to teachers on Teacher’s Day. All over China teachers are honored and celebrated each year on September 10, Teacher’s Day. Flower and gift shops are very busy on the days approaching this special day for teachers.
𝟮. September 8 – The Qingmao Checkpoint, which links the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) and the Chinese mainland's Guangdong Province, officially opened on Wednesday in the city of Zhuhai to augment cross-border traffic. The checkpoint, which can handle up to 200,000 passengers daily, is an important node of the rapid transit network in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
𝟯. September 6 – The Shared Destiny 2021 multinational peacekeeping exercise started this week at a military training base in #Henan province. Troops from four nations, China, Mongolia, Pakistan and Thailand－took part in an opening ceremony on Monday morning and then moved to multiple training ranges for a 10-days exercise. It is the first multinational peacekeeping exercise held by the Chinese military and is focused on joint operations by peacekeepers from several nations.
𝟰. September 7 – Students lie down for a noontime nap at Changxing Experimental Primary School in Huzhou, #Zhejiang province. With the central government rolling out policies to reduce students' academic burdens, the school rearranged schedules and set up specific rooms with beds for midday naps..
𝟱. September 6 – A pumpkin weighing more than half a metric ton attracts visitors at the 20th China Changchun International Agricultural Food Expo in #Changchun, #Jilin province. The expo aims to promote smart development in the industry, enhance trade and fuel rural vitalization.
𝟲. September 5 – Jockeys race their mounts at Sha Tin Racecourse in #Hongkong, the opening day of the city's horse racing season. Spectators were able to take in the opening day action this year in contrast to last year, when epidemic prevention concerns prevented public admission.
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