Canton Tower, the most iconic building of Guangdong's capital of Guangzhou, oozes a festive atmosphere following the performance of a raft of Chinese rituals including ancient group ceremonies marking marriage and coming of age.
President Xi Jinping has called for efforts to comprehensively strengthen the leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Party building in the country's armed forces to ensure a solid political guarantee for the building of a strong military.
The commencement of the Hong Kong Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Raillink (XRL) in September will bring passengers a new cross-boundary railway connection to the Chinese mainland with customer-oriented services.
Barcelona fans were delighted when Paulinho left, and at Tottenham Hotspur they called him lazy. But the Brazilian midfielder is on a punishing run of matches in China that has earned him the nickname "Iron Man".