The 2019 Beijing Design Week kicked off in the capital on Sept 5, and will run until Oct 7. Over 1,500 people, including government officials, famous designers at home and abroad, and officials from design institutes, attended the opening ceremony.
Since this year's event coincides with the 70th anniversary of China's founding, the event includes a number of exhibitions and activities related to this theme. A highlight is an exhibition showing images of China in the early days after its founding in 1949.
An award ceremony was also held before the opening ceremony, which recognized the design of Shenzhou V manned spacecraft, China's rural medical service system and Finland's Mightifier child emotional management training project.
A special meeting to discuss the prize winners' designs was held on Sept 6.