A common complaint that people have about Shanghai is that it lacks history, but every place in China has roots that run deep - there for those who seek them out
East China's coastal metropolis of Shanghai is famous for the three supertall skyscrapers that pierce the Lujiazui skyline.
Xiaozhou holds on to some sense of its tradition, though that history is now coupled up with an arty trendiness.
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.