China: Then and Now

Women wearing sunglasses pose for a group photo at a park in Beijing in 1980. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

Teenagers dressed in cosplay costumes wait to perform at the China Digital Entertainment Carnival in Hefei. (Photo by Jianan Yu/Reuters)

Buses and electrical trolley buses mingle with bicycles and pedestrians at a crossroad near Chongwenmen in Beijing in 1984. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

Vehicles on Three Ring Road (left) and Jianwai Street (right) during the evening rush hour in central Beijing. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)

A child sitting on a roadside snooker pool plays with her mother in Beijing in 1983. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

Children play in water fountains next to the National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. (Photo by Eric Gaillard/Reuters)

People offer sewing services at an open market in Quanzhou, Fujian province, in 1982. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

A production line of a garment factory in Huaibei, Anhui province. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer Shanghai)

Drivers talk on a steam locomotive at the Yongdingmen railway station in Beijing in 1981. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

A female construction worker watches a train pass on the new high-speed railway line between Shanghai and Hangzhou on the outskirts of Shanghai. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)

A general view shows Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour in 1865. (Photo by Ho New/Reuters)

A general view of the Hong Kong skyline. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)

People perform Arhat exercise, a form of traditional Chinese fitness, at a park in Beijing in 1988. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

Locals dance during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing. (Photo by Grace Liang/Reuters)

Black-and-white TV sets are displayed at a department store in Xidan, one of the three traditional shopping streets, in Beijing in 1981. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

Customers at an internet cafe in Hefei, Anhui province. (Photo by Jianan Yu/Reuters)

Residents hold tape recorders to record folk songs during a singing contest in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region in 1988. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

A man sings in a local karaoke club during a night out in Shanghai. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)

Villagers attend a rally in Longxian County, Shaanxi province in 1990. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

Attendants serve tea to delegates during the opening session of China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. (Photo by Claro Cortes/Reuters)

A worker repairs a pillar in front of a statue of the late Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Yingkou, Liaoning province in 1994. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

A spectator waves a Chinese flag in front of a statue of Chairman Mao Zedong in Kashgar, Xinjiang province. (Photo by Reinhard Krause/Reuters)

Chinese prisoners return to their compounds at Jiangbei Prison in the central province of Hubei after working in the fields and collecting cotton branches for firewood in 1998. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

A Chinese national flag flies above male inmates as they watch a performance to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at Kunming Municipal Compulsory Rehabilitation Centre in Yunnan province. (Photo by Wong Campion/Reuters)

People push their bicycles across a railway track during rush hour in Shanghai in 1991. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

Passengers crowd into a train inside a station of the Subway Line Number 1 in Beijing. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)

A boy and his father display their soccer skills on a roadside in Beijing in 1981. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

Shaolin students play soccer at Tagou Wushu School in Zhengzhou, Henan province. (Photo by Donald Chan/Reuters)

Locals walk past a barbershop in the Sanlitun area of Beijing in 1982. (Photo by Reuters/China Daily)

Shop owner Gong Chui Zhen fixes trousers at the entrance to her shop in an old quarter of Shanghai. (Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters)

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