KALEI­DO­SCOPIC YEAR: CHINA’S SEA­SON OF CHANGE

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

QUE HURE / FOR CHINA DAILY

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.

LI YISHUANG / XIN­HUA

Feb 27 — An aerial photo of tea plan­ta­tions and cherry blos­soms in Longyan, Fu­jian prov­ince.

LIANG XIAOPENG / XIN­HUA

April 5 — Tourists flock to Dazhu Moun­tain in Qing­dao, Shan­dong prov­ince to watch the bloom­ing wild azaleas.

LIU MANCANG / XIN­HUA

Oct 28 — Ad­vec­tion fog over the ur­ban area of Zun­hua, He­bei prov­ince.

ZHU JINMING / XIN­HUA

June 2 — The com­bines cut a swathe around the edge of the field dur­ing the wheat har­vest sea­son in Ji­ax­i­ang County, Jin­ing, Shan­dong prov­ince.

FENG JIANGJIANG / FOR CHINA DAILY

Feb 1 — Snow scenery at Yuan­ming New Garden in Heng­dian, Zhe­jiang prov­ince. It is mod­eled af­ter the Old Sum­mer Palace in Beijing.

WANG ZICHUANG / XIN­HUA

Dec 10 — Li­jiang River in Guilin, the Guangxi Zhuang au­ton­o­mous re­gion is en­veloped in morn­ing mist.

WANG XIBAO / XIN­HUA

March 25 — A train rushes past the moun­tain­ous Juy­ong­guan Pass seg­ment of the Beijing-Zhangji­akou Rail­road.

DAI FUNIAN / XIN­HUA

Dec 1 — Farm­ers in Wen­ling, Zhe­jiang prov­ince har­vest sea­weed along its coast­line.

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