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; Longhua Temple is one obvious example.
Every city has a desire to move towards the future, but some do it harder and faster than others. Of the countless cities in the Chinese Mainland, Shanghai ranks as the most modern and developed.
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
The lanterns are in the trial of a lantern festival in Yuyuan Garden in east China's Shanghai.
East China's coastal metropolis of Shanghai is famous for the three supertall skyscrapers that pierce the Lujiazui skyline.
On January 1, 2014, as part of Shanghai's 2014 new year landmark project - 4D lights lit up the Bund building for the first time.
As Christmas approaches, the metropolis of Shanghai is playing host to a variety of Christmas themed events, which are creating a rich festive atmosphere on the city's bustling streets.
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.