In this Week in Photos, people celebrate the 21st anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese sovereignty from British rule; events are held across China for the founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party; and the 2018 ChinaSkills Competition attracts attention in Guangzhou, Guangdong province.
Children play at a People’s Liberation Army air base in Hong Kong a day before the 21st anniversary of the region’s return to Chinese sovereignty from British rule, June 30, 2018. Bobby Yip/Reuters
Participants dressed in replica Red Army uniforms perform the ‘Yellow River Cantata’ to celebrate the upcoming founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party, Yan’an, Shaanxi province, June 29, 2018. VCG
Onlookers photograph French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe during his visit to the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, June 25, 2018. Fred Dufour/Pool Photo /IC
Workers operate a machine to produce Party flags ahead of the founding anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party at a factory in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, June 28, 2018. VCG
A participant demonstrates his welding skills at the 2018 ChinaSkills Competition in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, June 25, 2018. IC
Hong Kong business magnate Li Ka-shing (center) attends the 2018 graduation ceremony at Shantou University in Shantou, Guangdong province, June 29, 2018. IC
Tourists enjoy themselves at a theme park in Chongqing, June 26, 2018. Chen Chao/CNS/VCG