In this Week in Photos, heavy fog traps Chinese New Year tourists on holiday island Hainan, cities swell as urbanites return home from visiting their families, and the performance of Chinese athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang remains the talk of the country.
A man sets off firecrackers to wish for a successful year in business in front of a wholesale market in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, Feb. 23, 2018. Zhang Tao/Getty Images/VCG
Liu Shaolin of Hungary and Ren Ziwei of China in action during the men’s 500-meter finals speedskating event at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Gangneung, South Korea, Feb. 22, 2018. Damir Sagolj/Reuters
A dancer holds a pose as others watch from outside the classroom during an arts school entrance exam in Jinan, Shandong province, Feb. 24, 2018. IC
People burn incense for future wealth on the fifth day of the Chinese New Year — believed to be the day for welcoming the god of wealth into households — at the Guiyuan Temple in Wuhan, Hubei province, Feb. 20, 2018. Wang He/Getty Images/VCG
People fight to grab ‘lucky money’ during the Spring Festival holiday in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Feb. 22, 2018. VCG
Vehicles are stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic as they try to leave from Haikou Xiuying Port, where ferry service was suspended over the Chinese New Year holiday due to a heavy fog, Haikou, Hainan province, Feb. 21, 2018. IC
A police officer helps pass a child onto a crowded train in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, Feb. 21, 2018. VCG