China of the 21st century
• China of the 21st century
The most populous country in the world with the second largest economy continues to grow and develop in the XXI century, and Chinese technology has penetrated into all areas of the world economy and production. On the other hand, is a unique country with a far away culture, where there is an atmosphere of calm and measured the flow of life. It is believed this is the only civilization, where the physical type of the population has not changed for 5000 years.
In this edition contains interesting pictures of everyday life in contemporary China of the XXI century.
Modern China's youth against the background of new retail and office complexes in Beijing, July 17, 2013. In China, according to the UN, about 12% of the 1.3 billion people in the country still live on less than $ 1.25 a day. This is the question of poverty.
A herd of horses in a region in northern China, Inner Mongolia, July 13, 2013.
The actress Beijing Opera backstage before the show begins in Shanghai, China, June 8, 2013.
The Chinese inventor Tao and his homemade humanoid robot with a remote control, Beijing, August 8, 2013. Tao concluded its creation less than a year, spending about 49 040 dollars. Robot, 2.1 meters high and weighing 480 kg, was too high and hard to get out of doors, even the inventor of the house. But he can do simple movements with his hands and feet, as well as to imitate the human voice.
October 1, 1997 was inaugurated the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shi Huangdi. Outdoor museum complex has become the largest historical museum on the planet.
Qin Shi Huang - one of China's most cruelest rulers. Even during his lifetime he gave the order to begin construction of the tomb. The emperor ordered to bury along with about 4000 soldiers, but then changed his decision and thus appeared terracotta army designed to protect him in the afterlife. This army, whose age is 2200 years old, has 8,000 soldiers, 300 horses and 200 chariots. In 1974, local farmers digging a well, made the discovery of the century: was accidentally found the legendary terracotta army of the first Chinese Emperor Qin Shi Huang: 7000 warriors made of baked clay, guarded rest of his monarch. Scientists named the discovery the eighth wonder of the world.
The tower "Oriental Pearl" is considered one of the most famous landmarks of modern Shanghai. The highest TV tower in Asia (height 468 meters) and the tenth highest in the world. September 2, 2013.
the 18-meter "Rubber Duck" was made by Dutch artist Florentin Hoffman and travels the world countries in 2007 as a message of peace and solidarity. September 6, 2013, she was in Beijing.
July 22, 2013 in Gansu Province of China, in the central part of the country there was an earthquake of magnitude 6.6.
The consequences of yet another earthquake in Qamdo Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 13, 2013. 45,000 homes, as well as several roads and bridges were damaged. Military apart the rubble.
Lightning over the horizon in the financial district of Shanghai, August 4, 2013. Shanghai - the first most populous city in the world (23.8 million in 2012).
beaver art installation made of plastic and approximately 300,000 needles.
Another example of respect for property rights. There had to build a new business center, but the hostess refused to move, citing the lack of compensation. So she has lived here for a year without light and heat. In Russia, we would have solved the problem of building a business center for the day: Would drove bulldozers razed the house to the ground.
"Bytovuha" in Chinese. The man on the left during the day kept her mother hostage and threatened to kill himself. Right - a plainclothes policeman. After some time, the offender was arrested. The motives of his action are unclear, August 26, 2013.
Aquarium in Shanghai, China, July 19, 2013.
Copy the Chinese blood. Eiffel Tower adorned local ghost town. City Building Tyanduchen began in 2007. Then it was built replica of the Eiffel tower height of 108 m. Settlement is able to accommodate 10 thousand people. It was founded in order to attract wealthy Chinese citizens, for whom the French wine, handbags and vacations were an expression of a certain status. In the meantime, a new city is not so good at it, and joins the ranks of the so-called ghost towns in China.
A look at the ghost town Tyanduchen and a copy of the Eiffel Tower in Zhejiang province on the other hand, August 1, 2013.
On the highway in Fuzhou in Fujian Province overturned truck carrying pigs, August 5, 2013. This pig being dragged back, so she did not run away.
Start carrier rocket from the Baikonur launch site in Jiuquan in Gansu Province, June 11, 2013. The Long March-2F - booster's Republic of China, developed for launching manned spacecraft Shenzhou.
A crane lifts up the item from the Shanghai Tower - ultra-high buildings under construction in Pudong District of Shanghai in China. It is expected that upon completion in 2014 it will be the tallest building in Shanghai, the first adjustment in China and the world's third largest free-standing structure.
The participants race at Motley garden art exhibition in Beijing, August 10, 2013.
Environmental issues. Dead fish on the Fuhe River in Hubei province, September 3, 2013.
Lifeguard helicopter dumps a box of drinking water. Flooded area in Shantou, Guangdong Province were affected by flooding, August 21, 2013.
An employee of KFC, earns good money - about $ 2.28 per hour. KFC - American network of cafes catering, specializing in chicken dishes. It was founded in 1952. Today, KFC chain is represented in 110 countries worldwide - more than 16,000 points, which serves approximately 12 million customers.
Private villa in a mountain rock roof a 26-storey residential building in Beijing, August 13, 2013.
A piece of clear sky on a cloudy day. This poster is specially set in Hong Kong, so that tourists could be photographed here on a rainy day, August 30, 2013.
In the north-western part of Hunan Province in China, it is an interesting place - Zhangjiajie National Park, created in 1982. 480 thousand square meters. m. of subtropical forests, where you can see different species of birds and animals, virtually all of which is listed in the Red Book. The mountains are also a picturesque sight: a huge stone pillars above the rainforest, waterfalls, gigantic system of caves and rivers suitable for rafting.