To many Chinese people, the National Day holidays in the first week of October are synonymous with two things: family and travel. In this Week in Photos, we see scenes from this massive human migration, from the annual China Open tennis tournament featuring some of the sport’s biggest names, and from a hologram-enhanced Chinese opera performance in Beijing.
Two planes fly in front of the setting sun in Shanghai, Oct. 2, 2018. Aly Song/Reuters/VCG
Kyle Edmund of Great Britain in action against Matteo Berrettini of Italy during their men’s second round singles match at the China Open tennis tournament in Beijing, Oct. 3, 2018. Roman Pilipey/EPA/IC
Skydivers set off fireworks during their descent at a flight camp in Heshui, Hebei province, Oct. 1, 2018. Chen Kang/VCG
A woman and a girl take a photo of a hologram performing ‘The Peony Pavilion,’ a renowned Chinese opera in the ‘kunqu’ tradition, during Chinese Opera Week in Beijing, Oct. 2, 2018. Nan Qiyun/IC
People in Hong Kong attend a flag-raising ceremony to mark the 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Oct. 1, 2018. Jerome Favre/EPA/IC
Tourists ride camels near Mount Mingsha, or ‘Echo Sand Mountain,’ in Dunhuang, Gansu province, Oct. 2, 2018. Yomiuri Shimbun/IC
Travelers crowd the stairs and escalators at Guangzhou South Railway Station during the National Day holiday in Guangdong province, Oct. 1, 2018. Zhong Zhenbin/IC