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Indoor skiing

People ski at Yinqixing Indoor Ski in Shanghai. Covering an area of 100,800 square meters, it is China’s first and only indoor skiing slope.
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The Shanghai swing

A couple practices ballroom dancing in Fuxing Park, in the Luwan District of Shanghai. Groups gather here daily, at one of the largest parks in the city, for everything from modern ballroom dancing to traditional taichi.
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Playing video games in 1991

Children played video games at a makeshift outdoor arcade in Jinghong of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province in 1991.
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Tea picking

Farmers pick Longjing tea at Longjing Village in Hangzhou. The green tea, which is produced mostly by hand and renowned for its high quality, can be very expensive depending on the varieties.
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Taking fencing classes

Two young Chinese women take a fencing class at a club in Shanghai. Although fencing is not as popular as other sports in China, many young people view it as a trendy way to stay fit.
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Jinshan peasant painting

Fengjing, in the Jinshan district of Shanghai, is one of the three most important towns for peasant painting in China. Handcrafted by peasant farmers, the paintings incorporate folk art techniques such as paper cutting, embroidery, and wood carving, and their content includes pictures of gods and other auspicious images.
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Taking wedding photos

A couple is having wedding photos taken at the Orange Photography Studio in Shanghai. Chinese couples usually display their wedding photos on a big screen during their wedding banquet later.
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Square dancing

Women are dancing in the square at Huaihai Park in Shanghai. Square dancing is a popular exercise routine performed to music in parks or squares. Recently, reports on problems created by the activity — such as with loudspeaker music — have risen, leading to the introduction of new regulations governing the site, time, and music volume.
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Soup dumplings

Chefs are making soup dumplings, the most popular food in Shanghai, at Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant in Shanghai. Established in 1900, the famous eatery is located in the City God Temple precinct in the old Chinese section of the city.
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Bridge over the flowing river

Fengjing Ancient Town, the best-preserved water town in Shanghai, features 52 bridges and has a history of more than 700 years. Several canals run through and around the ancient town, making it one of the most famous tourism attractions in Shanghai.
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