KALEIDOSCOPIC YEAR: CHINA’S SEASON OF CHANGE
The year 2016 is about to end. So, what were the events that made a difference in the year gone by? For a start, this year saw China enter the first stage on its way to becoming a well-off society and it was a crucial year for advancing structural reforms in the country, which are both a part of the “Four Comprehensives” strategy. As for the future, the Chinese people want a better life, and want the country’s development to move to the next level. They want the government to focus on more inclusive development so that everyone’s dream of a better life is fulfilled, and the country’s cities and rural areas become more livable.
Oct 11 — A chili-drying field of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps’ Second Division. In Xinjiang’s Bayingol Mongolian autonomous prefecture, people spread the red peppers flat on the sand, with each rolling up rosy picture layers in late autumn.
Feb 27 — An aerial photo of tea plantations and cherry blossoms in Longyan, Fujian province.
April 5 — Tourists flock to Dazhu Mountain in Qingdao, Shandong province to watch the blooming wild azaleas.
Oct 28 — Advection fog over the urban area of Zunhua, Hebei province.
June 2 — The combines cut a swathe around the edge of the field during the wheat harvest season in Jiaxiang County, Jining, Shandong province.
Feb 1 — Snow scenery at Yuanming New Garden in Hengdian, Zhejiang province. It is modeled after the Old Summer Palace in Beijing.
Dec 10 — Lijiang River in Guilin, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is enveloped in morning mist.
March 25 — A train rushes past the mountainous Juyongguan Pass segment of the Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railroad.
Dec 1 — Farmers in Wenling, Zhejiang province harvest seaweed along its coastline.