Sunday morning, 20,000 people squeezed their way into Tiananmen Square for the Beijing International Long Distance Running Festival, and were anxiously fidgeting, stretching, and hopping up and down in the moments before the run began.
Attracting quality bands from regions such France, Japan and the USA to Chinese music festivals isn't always easy, let alone the obscure Tuva.
Lhasa, capital city of Southwest China's Tibet autonomous region, has entered the worship season. Buddhists from across Tibet come to the Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple for worship.
The first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan officially opened on Thursday, the first day of the year in the Anji county, Huzhou city, East China's Zhejiang province.