Chinese Daily Photos for 2020!!!


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Contestants take part in tug-of-war at the first farmers' sports contest held in Zhanang County of Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 29, 2020. Zhanang County kicked off its first farmers' sports contest on Sunday. The three-day event sees the participation of over 450 contestants who have just finished a year's pasture and farm work. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

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Contestants take part in a Tibetan string game at the first farmers' sports contest held in Zhanang County of Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

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Winners show kettles presented to them as prizes at the first farmers' sports contest held in Zhanang County of Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 29, 2020. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

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A contestant takes part in a shot-put game at the first farmers' sports contest held in Zhanang County of Shannan, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 29, 2020.(Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)
 

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Editor's note: As a national-level intangible cultural heritage, the Beijing silk figurine is emblematic of a special traditional folk handcraft that dates back around 1,000 years ago. Most Beijing silk figurines are images relating to folk stories or heroines of historical tales.

Tang Yan, founder of Tangrenfang, a Tongzhou-based craft workshop, has succeeded in using modern materials and technology to foster skills that have carried the tradition forward. The figurines are called "juanren" in Chinese, a reference to the high-quality natural silk or cotton cloth used to make the head, face, and hands as well as the cloth and yarn used for their bodies and costumes.

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A series of vivid Beijing silk figurines made by Tangrenfang, a handcraft workshop founded in 2004 by Tang Yan in Zhangjiawan town, in Beijing's eastern Tongzhou district. [Photo/VCG]

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A technician checks the fitting quality of a Beijing silk figurine in Tangrenfang, a Tongzhou-based handcraft workshop, Nov. 29, 2020. [Photo/VCG]

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A skilled worker makes a Beijing silk figurine in Tangrenfang, a Tongzhou-based handcraft workshop, Nov. 29, 2020. [Photo/VCG]

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A set of Beijing silk figurines displayed in Tangrenfang, a Tongzhou-based handcraft workshop, Nov. 29, 2020. [Photo/VCG]

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A tourist takes a photo of a Beijing silk figurine in Tangrenfang, a Tongzhou-based handcraft workshop, Nov. 29, 2020. [Photo/VCG]
 

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Xi Weijing, head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, sorts out new books in Braille at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 26, 2020. Xi Weijing's parents are both visually-impaired. Her father Xi Manqiao set up a private school for the blind in 1979, devoting all his energy to the work of the school. After her father died of illness in 1994, Xi Weijing, then in her 20s, took the burden and became the second principal of the Wuhu School for the Blind. With the support of local government, the Wuhu School for the Blind has been relocated several times and its operating conditions have been greatly improved. At present, the school has more than 30 full-time teachers and more than 200 students. With a belief that special education is not only about imparting knowledge, but more importantly, shaping souls, Xi Weijing and her colleagues insisted on being students' friends. She set up several bands for the students, improved the vocational education on massage therapy, and encouraged students to take the college entrance exam for the blind. "I will devote my whole life to the school, bringing a wider world to them." Xi Weijing said. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

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Xi Weijing, head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, gives a class for students with visual impairment at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 26, 2020.(Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

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Xi Weijing (2nd L), head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, celebrates birthday for students born in November at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 26, 2020.(Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

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Xi Weijing (2nd L), head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, leads the students to their seats during the music rehearsal at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 25, 2020.(Xinhua/Liu Junxi)

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Xi Weijing, head of the Wuhu School for the Blind, leads a student to her seat during the music rehearsal at the school in Wuhu City, east China's Anhui Province, Nov. 25, 2020.(Xinhua/Liu Junxi)
 

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At the opening ceremony of the 2020 Changbai Mountain Ice and Snow Tourism Festival on Saturday, tourists enjoy an outdoor ginseng hotpot feast. [...all Photos by Jiang Bo/for chinadaily.com.cn]

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The 2020 Changbai Mountain Ice and Snow Tourism Festival kicked off at the foot of Changbai Mountain in Fusong county, Baishan of Jilin province on Saturday.

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At the opening ceremony, held at the Wanda White Mountain Resort, an outdoor ginseng hotpot meal attracted 1,000 residents and tourists.
 

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A volunteer ceremony of the 6th World Internet Conference is held at Tongxiang Technician College, in Jiaxing city of east China's Zhejiang province, on Oct. 13, 2019. About 1,000 volunteers swore an oath to provide high-quality service. [Photo/VCG]

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The costumes for the 4th World Internet Conference are unveiled on Nov. 27, 2017. This time, the design concept for the clothes echoed the concepts of openness and sharing and jointly building an online community for the shared future by involving an integrated design combining Wuzhen characteristics and the costume line design; in color, the costumes are more saturated and dazzling than the previous year's. [Photo/VCG]

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A volunteer wearing a traditional Chinese costume designed by Chief brand-designer Chen Xi attends a mobilizing meeting before the opening of the 3rd World Internet Conference. [Photo/VCG]

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A group of young volunteers dressed in traditional Chinese blue and white porcelain-styled cheongsam make their first appearance at the main venue on Dec. 14, 2015, in Jiaxing, east China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/VCG]

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A livestream rehearsal is held before the first World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, east China's Zhejiang province, on Nov. 17, 2014. The blue and white porcelain-styled cheongsam demonstrated the lingering charm of Chinese costumes to the world. [Photo/VCG]
 

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Wu Shiying, a 71-year-old farmer from Central China's Hubei province, has spent many years building an astronomical observatory in his own home. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Astronomy enthusiast Wu Shiying, a 71-year-old farmer from Shiyan in Central China's Hubei province, has spent many years building an astronomical observatory in his own home.

Wu developed an interest in astronomy at quite a young age. He became a farmer after finishing middle school. With limited income, he spent most of his savings on building the astronomical observatory at home, purchasing telescopes, buying astronomy books and attending different space-related conferences.

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Wu Shiying, a 71-year-old farmer from Central China's Hubei province, has spent many years building an astronomical observatory in his own home. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Despite the fact that his family is not rich, he has bought three telescopes. He uses one to observe space, donated the second to the local primary school, and plans to donate the third one, which he recently bought, to another primary school in Shiyan.

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Wu Shiying, a 71-year-old farmer from Central China's Hubei province, instructs local primary school students in how to use a telescope. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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Wu Shiying, a 71-year-old farmer from Central China's Hubei province, uses an astronomical telescope to observe the stars. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

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Wu Shiying, a 71-year-old farmer from Central China's Hubei province, shows the astronomical telescope in his home. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Zhao Ming, the head of the Xingguangzhiyou Astronomical Observatory in Hubei province, said Wu is the oldest astronomy enthusiast he has ever seen, and his team plans to assist Wu with the installation and operation of the astronomical facilities in Wu's home.
 

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I do love Popeye's Fried Chickens, but "Popeye Mediterranean Restaurant"?
Oh come on, you're putting the girl there as bait.

Honestly I don't know why China doesn't do soft power entertainment like Korea & Japan. I mean K&J have done fantastic movies, TV shows, music, video gaming that are beloved by everyone across the globe. When will they do soft power like K&J?
 

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Popeye, thanks for posting these pictures. Keep them coming.

Honestly I don't know why China doesn't do soft power entertainment like Korea & Japan. I mean K&J have done fantastic movies, TV shows, music, video gaming that are beloved by everyone across the globe. When will they do soft power like K&J?

It's a complex question, but in short more risks need to be taken. The Chinese education system doesn't exactly reward cultural creativity. Although there's an element of conformity in South Korea and Japan, things like animation/manga/etc are seen as acceptable career choices there, whereas in China they're not as much.

As for the entertainment system itself, due to strict censorship it rarely takes any risks. If you think about manga for example, there is a lot of it and much of it is highly provocative, not just on a sexual level but also in terms of magic/spirituality, politics, attitudes towards authority, etc. Those sorts of publications would not be allowed in China.

It's the same with TV and movies. It would not have been possible for a Chinese company to make a show like The Voice, or any of the other K-dramas that show corruption at the highest levels of business, officialdom and police, especially given that the crimes are normally solved by a few mavericks against the orders of their superiors.

There will probably some individual successes in the near future, but if China wants cultural soft power on the level of South Korea and Japan, I think the censors will need to back off and allow more politically/culturally challenging material. Similarly children will need to be given more opportunities to express themselves, rather than tread a narrow line.
 

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