People visit a flower fair in Yuexiu District of Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, Feb. 8, 2013.
Waobao's cheeky name takes its cues from Taobao, China's answer to e-Bay and Amazon. But Waobao follows a different kind of mission statement, where goods and services are shared and exchanged without a bill or coin in sight. Welcome to Waobao's No Money Zone.
Just west of Chaoyang Park, dog walkers, joggers and local residents have been following the strangely curvaceous metal structure slowly writhing into existence.
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.
Even with their ubiquity in our lives, lights maintain the power to pull us toward them, as demonstrated by the event at Ditan Park, last August. 20 artists presented their glowing works for 'Switch On Beijing' to illuminate not only lawns, but also people's minds.
This February saw the first ever Asian Sky Running Championship race come to Hong Kong. The competition is one of the most physically demanding a runner can put their body through.
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.