In this Week in Photos, a zookeeper in Shanghai hugs a beluga whale before its journey back to its natural habitat near Iceland; tourists pose for photos underneath plum blossoms in Nanjing, Jiangsu province; and the annual Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) begins in Beijing.
A worker uses a laser device to measure work inside the new Beijing Daxing International Airport terminal in Beijing, March 1, 2019. Wu Hong/EPA/IC
A zookeeper hugs a beluga whale during a performance at the Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, Feb. 26, 2019. Changfeng’s two female beluga whales will go back to their natural habitats near Iceland. Zhu Weihui for Sixth Tone
Yao Ming (right), president of the Chinese Basketball Association, attends the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 opening ceremony in Beijing, Feb. 28, 2019. Fred Lee/Getty Images/VCG
Staff members oversee painting submissions from art school candidates in Jinan, Shandong province, Feb. 28, 2019. Zhang Yong/CNS/VCG
Visitors experience an art installation in Beijing, March 1, 2019. Pan Songgang/VCG
Tourists pose for photos under plum blossoms in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Feb. 28, 2019. Yang Bo/CNS/VCG
Officials wait outside a press conference for the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 2, 2019. Greg Baker/AFP/VCG