Weekly Photos: July 25 - 31

Updated: 2011-08-01 13:37


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Weekly Photos: July 25 - 31

Holiday-makers show their certificates for individual visits to Taiwan before departure in Fuzhou, East China's Fujian province, July 29, 2011. A total of 385 tourists, who are only allowed to visit the islands as part of package tours, started their tour on Friday. More than 160,000 Fujian residents have visited Taiwan since June 28 when a pilot travel program was launched to allow mainland travelers to visit Taiwan individually. [Photo/Xinhua]

Weekly Photos: July 25 - 31

Workers prepare to blow up a rock that fell down during a slide the earlier week in Songpan county, Southwest China's Sichuan province, July 29, 2011. A 50-meter tailings dam, a wall built to hold the ore residue at a electrolytic manganese plant, was partly destroyed by a mudslide after heavy rain on July 21. It led to contamination of the Fujiang River, the main source of drinking water more than 200,000 people rely on in Mianyang, Sichuan province. [Photo/Agencies]


Double vision

Prosperous Hangzhou banks on creative energies to bridge traditional and modern sectors

Minding matters
A touch of glass
No longer going by the book

European Edition


Carrier set for maiden voyage

China is refitting an obsolete aircraft carrier bought from Ukraine for research and training purposes.

Pulling heart strings

The 5,000-year-old guqin holds a special place for both european and Chinese music lovers

Fit to a tea

Sixth-generation member of tea family brews up new ideas to modernize a time-honored business

Going the distance
Turning up the heat
Ciao, Yao