Xinhua pictures of the year 2022: China news-Xinhua

Xinhua pictures of the year 2022: China news


Editor: huaxia

2023-01-10 07:35:57

Rescuer Zhang Zili transfers a two-month-old infant from quake-hit Wandong Village of Detuo Town in Luding County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 6, 2022.

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Luding County and neighboring areas in Sichuan Province on Sept. 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

This photo taken on Sept. 18, 2022 shows a wetland that has been regenerated by unified allocation of the Yellow River's water resources in east China's Shandong Province.

In recent years, the Yellow River Delta National Nature Reserve has made unwavering efforts to take ecological governance measures and carried out wetland restoration projects. (Xinhua/Fan Changguo)

A Z-20 helicopter takes part in a flying display at the 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, on Nov. 8, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhang Yongjin)

An underground neutrino observatory is under construction in Jiangmen, south China's Guangdong Province, Sept. 2, 2022. (Xinhua/Deng Hua)

The manned spaceship Shenzhou-15, atop the Long March-2F Y15 carrier rocket, blasts off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China, Nov. 29, 2022. (Xinhua/Ren Junchuan)

Soldiers of a patrol team of the frontier forces climb the Daobei mountain in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 1, 2022. Aug. 1, 2022 marked the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). (Photo by Wang Junqiang/Xinhua)

This image captured at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China shows the Shenzhou-15 and Shenzhou-14 crew taking a group picture with their thumbs up after a historic gathering in space on Nov. 30, 2022.

The three astronauts aboard China's Shenzhou-15 spaceship entered the country's space station and met with another astronaut trio on Nov. 30, 2022, a historic gathering that added the manpower at the in-orbit space lab to six for the first time. (Xinhua/Guo Zhongzheng)

Tourists ride a ferris wheel at the top of the Canton Tower, a landmark in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province, Aug. 7, 2022. Tourist attractions that blend modernity with history are gaining popularity among visitors to Guangzhou, one of the top summer travel destinations in China. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

This photo taken on Nov. 30, 2022 shows a resting station for delivery couriers by the China Palace Hotel in Beijing, capital of China.

The facility provides low-cost boxed lunches and free hot water for delivery couriers as the cold wave hit. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Firefighters put out fire in Jinyun Mountain of Beibei District in Chongqing, southwest China, Aug. 25, 2022. All open flames of the forest fires in Chongqing had been put out on Aug. 26, 2022, with no casualties reported. (Xinhua/Huang Wei)

People dine at a restaurant in Zhongmu County of Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, Dec. 31, 2022. (Xinhua/Li An)

People from all walks of life in the national capital line the streets to see off their beloved Comrade Jiang Zemin, expressing their deep sorrow as the hearse journeys from the Chinese PLA General Hospital to the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 5, 2022.

The remains of Jiang Zemin, who passed away on Nov. 30, 2022, were cremated at the Babaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery in western Beijing on Dec. 5, 2022.

Jiang was an outstanding leader enjoying high prestige acknowledged by the whole Communist Party of China, the entire military and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups.

He was hailed as a great Marxist and a great proletarian revolutionary, statesman, military strategist, and diplomat. Jiang was a long-tested communist fighter and an outstanding leader of the great cause of socialism with Chinese characteristics. He was the core of the third generation of the Party's central collective leadership and the principal founder of the Theory of Three Represents. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

This photo taken on Dec. 9, 2022 shows the delivery ceremony of the first C919 large passenger aircraft in Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Ding Ting)

Sha Ye (R), a PhD student, and Cui Shuai measure the photosynthesis of corns in an experimental field of a "science and technology courtyard" in Lishu County, northeast China's Jilin Province, Aug. 17, 2022.

The "science and technology courtyard" was co-founded in 2009 by China Agricultural University, Jilin Agricultural University and the Lishu County government. The facility has attracted many young academics doing agricultural research. (Xinhua/Zhang Nan)

A group of motorcyclists transport supplies along mountain roads in Beibei District of Chongqing, southwest China, Aug. 26, 2022.

All open flames of wildfires that broke out in Chongqing had been put out as of Aug. 26, 2022. (Xinhua/Tang Yi)

He Lingling (L), a nurse working at a community health service center, administers a dose of COVID-19 vaccine for an elderly person in Fangmiao subdistrict of Yaohai District, Hefei, east China's Anhui Province, Dec. 10, 2022. (Xinhua/Guo Chen)

Warplanes of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) conduct operations during joint combat training exercises around the Taiwan Island, Aug. 7, 2022. (Photo by Wang Xinchao/Xinhua)

Hu Yanjun performs a rehabilitation training for her daughter Hua Nan in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Nov. 1, 2022.

Hua Nan suffered severe craniocerebral injury due to a car accident 10 years ago and hence became vegetative.

Her parents Hua Bo and Hu Yanjun decided to retire early so they could tend to her. The couple has led a frugal life to offer better health care for their daughter. (Photo by Zou Jingyi/Xinhua)

Soldiers escort coffins containing the remains of Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) martyrs at the Taoxian international airport in Shenyang, northeast China's Liaoning Province, Sept. 16, 2022.

The remains of 88 Chinese soldiers killed in the War to Resist U.S. Aggression and Aid Korea returned to China on Sept. 16, 2022 from the Republic of Korea (ROK). This is the ninth such repatriation since 2014. (Xinhua/Wang Yijie)

Delivery couriers Wang Xuanjun (front), Qi Shuailong (back, L) and Gao Xingxing distribute packages at a residential community in Daxing District, Beijing, capital of China, Dec. 15, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Zhonghao)

Bao Mingwei, a staff member at the Asian Elephant Breeding and Rescue Center in Xishuangbanna, trains elephants for wild release in southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 28, 2022.

The Asian Elephant Breeding and Rescue Center in Xishuangbanna has successfully rescued more than ten wild Asian elephants since its establishment. Staff members here have successfully bred nine calves by way of human-assisted breeding. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

A Chinese mountain cat rescued by the Qinghai wildlife rescue and breeding center gets ready for a meal in Xining, northwest China's Qinghai Province, Sept. 18, 2022.

A Chinese mountain cat was rescued in Huangyuan County of Xining on March 8, 2022 by the Qinghai wildlife rescue and breeding center.

After half a year's treatment, the animal has recovered and weighed over 13 kilograms.

The center decided not to release it into the wild due to its weak digestive system and lack of survival abilities in the wild. (Xinhua/Zhang Hongxiang)

This photo taken on Sept. 26, 2022 shows a cloned arctic wolf (L) and a beagle, which is the surrogate mother of the arctic wolf, at Harbin Polarland in Harbin, capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province.

The cloned arctic wolf's donor cell came from the skin samples of a wild arctic wolf named Maya, who had been introduced from Canada to Harbin Polarland in 2006. Its oocyte was from a female dog in estrus and its surrogate mother was a beagle. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

Aircrafts of China's Bayi Aerobatic Team perform at the 14th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Nov. 13, 2022. (Photo by Yu Hongchun/Xinhua)

The first Airbus A321 aircraft is produced at the Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) facility in north China's Tianjin on Nov. 9, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhao Zishuo)

Jiang Guanhong, a wildlife conservation worker, trains artificially bred red-crowned cranes for wild release at Jiangsu Yancheng Wetland Rare Birds National Nature Reserve in Yancheng, east China's Jiangsu Province, Nov. 8, 2022. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

Tourists enjoy the scenery of the Hukou Waterfall on the Yellow River in northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Sept. 15, 2022. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

Passengers get off the first flight at the Taxkorgan airport after arrival in Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Dec. 23, 2022.

A passenger aircraft arrived in Taxkorgan Tajik Autonomous County on Dec. 23, 2022, marking the inauguration of the region's first high plateau airport. (Xinhua/Ding Lei)

This aerial photo taken on Dec. 26, 2022 shows a Fuxing bullet train running on the new Chengdu-Kunming Railway.

A railway linking Chengdu and Kunming, two major cities in southwest China, was fully operational with the opening of its last section on Dec. 26.

With a designed speed of 160 km per hour, the new 915-km line, which runs almost parallel to an existing railway link between Chengdu and Kunming, cuts the travel time from 19 hours to 7.5 hours. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

China holds its ninth national memorial ceremony for the Nanjing Massacre victims at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 13, 2022.

The people of Nanjing observed a minute of silence, and sirens were heard across the city, as China proceeded with its ninth national memorial ceremony Tuesday to mourn the 300,000 victims of the Nanjing Massacre. (Xinhua/Li Bo)

Staff members work on a pile of soy beans at a drying yard in Bei'an, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Oct. 20, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Jianwei)

Li Peisheng picks up garbage on the cliffs of Huangshan Mountain in east China's Anhui Province, Aug. 14, 2022. Li Peisheng is a sanitation worker at the Huangshan Mountain scenic area. Unlike many other sanitation workers, Li, equipped with climbing ropes, has to climb along steep cliffs to collect garbage and help tourists retrieve their lost properties. China has been awarding grassroots heroes as "Good Samaritans of China" since 2008. Li made it to the list of awardees in 2012. (Xinhua/Zhang Duan)

Xia Jiangbo (C) interacts with students during the school sports day in a primary school in Shiquan County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Nov. 3, 2022.

Xia is a deputy to the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and a trainer of a sports administration center in Shiquan County.

Xia won two gold medals at the London 2012 Summer Paralympics. She has claimed 35 gold medals and broken the world record four times. (Xinhua/Shao Rui)

Liu Qingwei feeds macaques at home on Dangan Island in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Oct. 30, 2022.

Liu has been working as a forest ranger and macaque caretaker for 33 years. (Xinhua/Deng Hua)

This photo taken by a mobile phone shows rescuers transferring quake-affected people in Moxi Town of Luding County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, Sept. 5, 2022.

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Luding County and neighboring areas in Sichuan Province on Sept. 5, 2022, leaving 93 people dead and 25 missing as of 5 p.m. on Sept. 11. (Photo by Hong Fule/Xinhua)

A child interacts with a plasma globe at Yangzhou Science and Technology Museum in Yangzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Oct. 1, 2022. (Photo by Meng Delong/Xinhua)

A helicopter performs fire-fighting operations in Fuling District of southwest China's Chongqing, Aug. 18, 2022.

Local authorities quickly organized actions to put out fire and evacuate nearby residents as bushfires broke out in forests in Lizhi and Jiangbei subdistricts of Fuling District at about 18:28 and 20:30 on Aug. 17, 2022. (Xinhua/Wang Quanchao)

A rainbow appears in the sky over the Basum Lake in the city of Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 29, 2022. (Xinhua/Jiang Fan)

A visitor takes photos of an exhibit during a joint exhibition of tri-colored glazed potteries in Zhengzhou, central China's Henan Province, Aug. 30, 2022.

The joint exhibition displayed tri-colored glazed potteries of the Tang Dynasty (618-907) unearthed from 10 kilns of five provinces in China. (Xinhua/Li An)

A full moon rises behind Yellow Crane Tower on the Mid-Autumn Festival in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, Sept. 10, 2022. (Photo by Zhou Guoqiang/Xinhua)

Visitors spend the night in tents and observe whale sharks at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Zhuhai, south China's Guangdong Province, Aug. 27, 2022. (Xinhua/Liu Dawei)

Sand control workers head for a vegetation planting project area in Erdos, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, July 26, 2022. (Photo by Wang Zheng/Xinhua)

Duan Zhaoyi (R) pushes Gu Weili in a wheelchair as they enjoy flowers in north China's Tianjin Municipality on July 30, 2022.

Duan Zhaoyi was a military doctor when she was young. She met Gu Weili, a paraplegic soldier who saved his comrades, and was touched by his heroic deeds. She later decided to marry him.

After they got married, Duan has been taking care of her disabled husband for more than 50 years. In 2021, Duan was awarded as a national ethical role model. (Xinhua/Li Ran)

Visitors look at exhibits at the headquarters of the National Archives of Publications and Culture in Beijing, capital of China, July 30, 2022.

The China National Archives of Publications and Culture, headquartered in Beijing, opened on July 30. (Xinhua/Li Xin)

Members of a scientific expedition team walk in the headwater region of the Lancang River in Zadoi County, Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 24, 2022.

Chinese scientists launched an expedition in the headwater regions of the Yangtze and Lancang rivers in northwest China's Qinghai Province, to investigate the regions' water resources and ecological environment. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Tibetan antelopes are seen in Tsonyi County of Nagqu City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 17, 2022.

With an average altitude of more than 5,000 meters above sea level, Tsonyi County is home to numerous wild animals and plants, as it is dotted with lakes, boundless grasslands and snow-capped mountains and glaciers. (Xinhua/Jigme Dorje)

Postman Zhao Yuefang rests by the roadside in Huguan County, Changzhi City, north China's Shanxi Province, July 13, 2022.

The Ewu post office where Zhao Yuefang works lies in the Taihang Mountains, and is the only post office within dozens of kilometers. (Xinhua/Zhan Yan)

A child prepares to depart from Doima Township of Tsonyi County, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, July 13, 2022.

Tsonyi County in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, started the relocation of its second batch of residents as part of the region's plan to improve people's living conditions and protect the fragile local ecosystem.

At around 7:40 a.m. on July 19, more than 300 residents left their hometown in Doima Township of Tsonyi, China's highest county, moving nearly 1,000 km southward to their new home Singpori.

Singpori is on the north bank of the Yarlung Zangbo River in the city of Shannan, located at an altitude of 3,600 meters. It is only some 10 km from the Lhasa airport. (Xinhua/Sun Fei)

China's national flag and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) are seen hanging from helicopters flying over the sky in Hong Kong, south China, July 1, 2022.

A flag-raising ceremony is held at the Golden Bauhinia Square by the HKSAR government to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return to the motherland in Hong Kong on July 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Lo Ping Fai)

Veterans Zhang Xuanzhong (1st L), Tian Ye (2nd L) and others conduct a terran survey in the Taklimakan Desert in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, July 3, 2022.

Over four years, Tian Ye and seven fellow veterans have grown hundreds of hectares of wind-blocking and income-making plants in the Taklimakan Desert in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

The veterans' efforts are part of a wider desert control campaign of Qiemo County. In nearly a decade, the county has recorded more than 150,000 people participating in its afforestation initiatives, resulting in a "green Great Wall" surrounding Qiemo. (Xinhua/Li Xiang)

A brown-headed gull catches a naked carp on the Quanji River, which flows into Qinghai Lake, in Gangcha County of Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China's Qinghai Province, June 30, 2022.

The naked carp, known in China as huangyu, is endemic to the Qinghai Lake, China's largest inland saltwater lake located in the northeastern part of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Summer is the peak season for the carp to swim upstream to freshwater rivers to spawn. (Xinhua/Fan Peishen)

Liao Binsheng tells stories to his daughter Liao Yonghong, who was born with cerebral palsy, in Xinyu City, east China's Jiangxi Province, June 18, 2022.

(Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)

Yangtze finless porpoise F9C22 swims with its mother at the Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB) of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, central China's Hubei Province, June 29, 2022.

Yangtze finless porpoise Fujiu gave birth to a baby Yangtze finless porpoise numbered "F9C22" at around 21:35 on June 27, marking an achievement in artificial breeding and reproduction of the species. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Xu Ronghong, a Zitao (purple pottery) craftsman, polishes a pottery ware in Wanyao Village of Jianshui County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, June 30, 2022.

Xu, 57, is an inheritor of the making skills of Jianshui purple pottery, one of the national intangible cultural heritages of China. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

This photo taken on June 17, 2022 shows the launching ceremony of China's third aircraft carrier, the Fujian, in east China's Shanghai.

The carrier, named after Fujian Province, was completely designed and built by China.

It is China's first domestically-made carrier that uses catapults. With a full-load displacement of more than 80,000 tonnes, the carrier is equipped with electromagnetic catapults and arresting devices. (Xinhua/Li Gang)

Zhao Hao (L), an associate professor at Peking University who is head of the excavation of the No.8 sacrificial pit, works with archaeologist Ren Junfeng at the No.8 sacrificial pit of the Sanxingdui Ruins site in southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 1, 2022. (Xinhua/Shen Bohan)

Staff members transplant corals in the waters of Fenjiezhou Island of Hainan Province, south China, June 7, 2022.

Fenjiezhou Island scenic area authorities have worked with oceanic and fishery researchers since 2004 to conduct corals transplanting and other marine ecological restoration projects. After years of efforts, the coral coverage rate in Fenjiezhou Island waters has increased remarkably, and the improvement of underwater ecosystem has attracted more marine creatures. (Xinhua/Zhang Liyun)

Herdsmen move their livestock to summer pastures in Fuhai County of Altay, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, June 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Hao Jianwei)

Examinees run out of an exam site of national college entrance exam in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, June 9, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Zhenhai)

This photo taken on June 9, 2022 shows butterflies in the Honghe butterfly valley in southwest China's Yunnan Province.

Every year from May to June, a large number of butterflies began to emerge from chrysalises in the Honghe butterfly valley in Yunnan Province. (Xinhua/Hu Chao)

This photo unveiled on May 12, 2022 shows the world's first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

The image was produced by a global research team called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), using observations from a worldwide network of radio telescopes. (Event Horizon Telescope via Xinhua)

Han Fu, a primary school principal, helps a student master how to hold a pen at the student's home in Hongtang Town of Yuanzhou District, Yichun City of east China's Jiangxi Province, May 28, 2022.

Han is the principal of a boarding school where 60 percent of the students are left-behind children. (Xinhua/Hu Chenhuan)

The tenth survivor is rescued from the debris about 132 hours after a self-built residential structure collapsed in Changsha, central China's Hunan Province, at around 12:00 a.m. May 5, 2022.

Ten people have been rescued and 53 died after a self-built residential structure collapsed in Hunan Province on April 29, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Sihan)

Dechen Ngodrup (L) and his team set up an automatic meteorological monitoring station at an altitude of 8,830 meters on Mount Qomolangma on May 4, 2022.

Dechen Ngodrup has topped Mount Qomolangma for five times.

On May 4, 2022, Dechen Ngodrup, along with 12 scientific expedition team members, reached the summit of the world's highest peak with a height of 8,848.86 meters.

As the head of his squad, Dechen Ngodrup had to tend his team members and ensure they were safe on their arduous scientific expedition to the summit. (Xinhua/Sonam Dorje)

Siberian tiger quadruplets play around at Yunnan Wild Animal Park in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province, May 3, 2022.

The one-month-old Siberian tiger quadruplets made their public appearance at Yunnan Wild Animal Park during the Labor Day holiday. (Xinhua/Jiang Wenyao)

The return capsule of the Shenzhou-13 manned spaceship lands successfully at the Dongfeng landing site in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, April 16, 2022. (Xinhua/Peng Yuan)

This photo taken on April 26, 2022 shows Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkeys at Baihe National Nature Reserve, home to about 1,700 Sichuan golden snub-nosed monkeys, in southwest China's Sichuan Province. (Xinhua/Jiang Hongjing)

Yu Meng conducts a hybridization experiment at the Nanfan seed breeding base in south China's Hainan Province, April 1, 2022.

Yu Meng, a post-90s agricultural researcher, is the head of the saline-alkaline tolerant rice breeding project at Qingdao's saline-alkaline tolerant rice research and development center.

Yu began working at the center in 2018. She works almost entirely in the field, performing tasks such as land reclamation, sowing, transplanting, hybridization, and harvesting. (Xinhua/Zhang Liyun)

A newborn white rhino calf is seen with its mother "Weiwei" at Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, south China' Guangdong Province, March 29, 2022. (Xinhua/Huang Guobao)

Workers have a meal during break time at the construction site of an emergency hospital project aided by China's central authorities in the Lok Ma Chau Loop area of Hong Kong, south China, March 31, 2022. (Xinhua/Liang Xu)

A bird is pictured next to flowers in Wuxing Village of Hengyang, central China's Hunan Province, Feb. 10, 2022. (Photo by Cao Zhengping/Xinhua)

This photo taken on March 27, 2022 shows the second black box recovered at the crash site of the China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 in Tengxian County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The second black box of the plane which crashed on March 21, 2022 in Guangxi was recovered on March 27, 2022, according to the national emergency response headquarters for the accident. (Xinhua/Lu Boan)

A Francois' langur is seen with its cub at the Mayanghe National Nature Reserve in southwest China's Guizhou Province, March 16, 2022. The golden fur of the newborn cubs will turn black in a few months. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

Doctors are on their way visiting herders in the Akyaz Valley in Zhaosu County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Jan. 25, 2022. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge)

A worker works at a factory of Harbin Boiler Company Ltd. of Harbin Electric Corporation in Harbin, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, March 28, 2022. (Xinhua/Xie Jianfei)

Performers stage molten iron fireworks show in celebration of the Lantern Festival in Luoyang, central China's Henan Province, Feb. 14, 2022. (Xinhua/Hao Yuan)

This photo taken on March 27, 2022 shows a memorial event at the crash site of the China Eastern Airlines flight MU5735 to mourn for victims of the accident in Tengxian County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Zhou Hua)

Artist Yin Dongxiang (L) and her daughter Xiao Yang make copies of nianhua, a type of centuries-old Chinese woodcut New Year picture, at a workshop in Tantou Township of Longhui County, Shaoyang, central China's Hunan Province, Jan. 21, 2022. (Xinhua/Chen Sihan)

A bullet train passes by the Yongdingmen Gate in Beijing, capital of China, Jan. 17, 2022. The 2022 Spring Festival travel rush began on the same day. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)

Staff members of Shanghai Civil Engineering Co., Ltd. of CREC (China Railway Engineering Group Ltd.) work at sunrise at the construction site of the D section of the Rongxi relocation residential project in Xiong'an New Area, north China's Hebei Province, Jan. 1, 2022. (Photo by Fu Xinchun/Xinhua)