Hong Kongers head to the polls Sunday to choose candidates for the semiautonomous city’s legislature, in the first major election since 2014 pro-democracy street protests.
The rest of the world may think Americans eat a lot of burgers, have huge shopping malls and are ruled by an arrogant government.
Photos by Ng Han Guan In a room full of bright-colored cubes and giant mattresses, giggling children climb bars, try somersaults and walk gingerly on a low balance beam.
China’s take on parliamentary democracy kicked off its annual session Saturday to address national priorities at a time of slowing economic growth. Unlike legislatures elsewhere, China’s does little in the way of legislating, is carefully stage-managed and allows no foreign leader to address it.
Photos by Ng Han Guan Now that China has abandoned its decades-long one-child policy, demand for maternity services is expected to grow as women take advantage of the chance to have a second child.
Schools closed and rush-hour roads were much quieter than normal as Beijing invoked its first-ever red alert for smog Tuesday, closing many factories and imposing restrictions to keep half the city’s vehicles off the roads.
Photos by Kin Cheung In tightly packed Hong Kong, the dead are causing a problem for the living.
Photos by Vincent Yu A year ago, Hong Kong’s famously busy streets were shut down by pro-democracy protesters in the so-called “Umbrella Movement” — a moniker that came from the umbrellas used by demonstrators to fend off pepper spray used by police early in the nearly 80-day face-off.
Beijing hosted the 15th IAAF World Athletic Championships this year, from August 22 – 30, 2015, and it was the largest sporting event to take place at the Beijing National Stadium (“Bird’s Nest”) since the 2008 Summer Olympics.
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: People walk through an underground passage leading out of King’s Cross tube station in London, college graduates take part in the annual Toss Your Caps class photo in Philadelphia, and lights are switched on in apartments as dusk descendsContinue reading “Daily Life Roundup”
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: A young shepherd boy carries a lamb on his back in Kashmir, a cargo ship plies up the Mississippi River towards New Orleans in Louisiana, and Buddhist nuns gather as they visit Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar.
For today’s installment of AP’s Worldview: Daily Life series, we focus on China.
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature photography from all over the world: Indian flower vendors arrange rose petals and garlands, a Chinese paramilitary police stands outside the Forbidden city, and a paraglider flies around the Christ the Redeemer statue.
Throughout the day, Associated Press photo editors comb through and designate a selection of the most newsworthy and visually breathtaking images as APTOPIX.
For this week’s installment of AP’s Daily Life series, we feature captivating photography from all over the world: A cyclist rides along Forbidden Drive in Philadelphia, Palestinian school children walk through destroyed houses in Gaza City, and A Portuguese fisherman pulls a net out of the sea on the Caparica coast.
Andy Wong joined the Associated Press as a photojournalist in 1998. Based in Beijing, China, Wong’s work includes coverage of headlining news stories, such as the Malaysian plane crash and the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. His main focus is in China’s politics and its people’s daily life.