The China Institute of City Competitiveness (CICC) has released a list of the 30 most beautiful counties in China for 2014. With little surprise to those who have visited, the tourist-laden picturesque heavyweight Yangshuo in Guangxi tops the list.Read More
The China Daily has announced a contest for foreigners interested in spending two weeks travelling around to some of China’s best tourist attractions — all expenses paid.Read More
A beautifully colourful shot from Australian-born John Horstman. The photo was taken in the Panjiayuan Markets, Beijing, China.Read More
I was looking for a more upbeat photo that captured a bit of that Spring Festival snap, crackle and pop. But when I saw this photo it grabbed my attention and reminded me of the excesses of the season (which this year has been pretty much a month-long Western-Chinese celebration hybrid). The Nanning-based photographer, Sun …Read More
A lot of photos I choose to feature here are serious, gritty or artsy — felt it was about time for a humorous one. Taken at Suzhou’s famously-designed-by-IM-Pei museum, it looks like this guy is putting some Tai Qi lessons to practical use. Check out Jun Ballena’s photostream for a whack of beautifully vibrant photography.Read More
From the always amazing photostream of Michael Steverson. In his words: “Sugar Rush performs at The Terrace in Shenzhen, China. First image of a photo documentary on rock music in China. I’ve been working on the project for a while now and I’m hoping to wrap it up by the fall. I’ll be dropping some …Read More
This stunning image was taken by Tyler Kroh, a Canadian living in Chengdu. Check out his flickr stream for more fantastic captures, and read about Tyler on ChinaTravel.net.Read More
I’ve seen some fancy tea pouring before, but this takes things to a slightly elevated level. Shot by Peter Luginbühl in Chengdu, Sichuan.Read More
A great capture from the very talented Poland-born, Chengdu-based photographer Michal Pachniewski. In his words: “I was just about to take the picture when she stopped me for a second. She took of her red hat, combed her hair and posed for me. Sweet moment.”Read More
An intriguing photo of a Jiefang Lu street sign in Sanya by Django Malone. Anti-pinyin radicals (no pun intended) or just random graffiti?Read More
With Summer’s inferno holding much of China tight in her sweaty clutches, I thought it poignant for the latest featured photo to be a capture of something I had never seen before coming to China, and think is all around a fantastic idea — outdoor pool (as in balls and cues, not laps and pee). …Read More
No matter where we end up in China, or out, the first port of call any laowai makes in this country surely stays near and dear. Such is Dalian for me. I lived in Dalian for my first 18 months in China and return at least once a year to visit inlaws and friends.
The city is constantly touted as a clean and beautiful city, so, to see it suffering through one of the country’s worst oil spill disasters sucks. To catch anyone up who hasn’t caught this on the news, two crude oil pipelines exploded in Dalian’s Xingang port last Friday. The fire took 15 hours and thousands of firefighters to quell, but over the following few days has caused an oil slick that extends more than 180-square kilometers off the coast — stopping it from reaching the open sea is a top priority.
Boston.com has collected a number of striking photos chronicling the event in vivid detail. Many of the photos were captured by Greenpeace activists on the scene to assess the damage. Photos after the jump..Read More