In this Week in Photos, robots make music at the 21st China International Industry Fair in Shanghai; university students demonstrate their riot-control capabilities in Nantong, Jiangsu province; and cities around China hold commemorative activities in advance of the country’s 70th anniversary celebration.
Chen Meng battles her countrywoman Liu Shiwen during the semifinals of the ITTF-ATTU Asian Table Tennis Championships at GOR Amongraga stadium in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 21, 2019. Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images/VCG
A robot plays the piano on opening day of the 21st China International Industry Fair in Shanghai, Sept. 17, 2019. VCG
Freshmen students at Nantong Vocational College show off their riot response skills at the conclusion of their mandatory military training in Nantong, Jiangsu province, Sept. 20, 2019. Xu Peiqin/VCG
Students take part in a fire drill in Nantong, Jiangsu province, Sept. 18, 2019. The drill was billed as honoring those who died in the country’s war against Japan 80 years ago. Xu Peiqin/VCG
A young boy yawns as he’s pedaled through rush hour in Beijing, Sept. 20, 2019. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images/VCG
Tourists watch the tide roll in along the Qiantang River in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, Sept. 17, 2019. Wang Gang/CNS/VCG
The city skyline turns red as part of a light show to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1, 1949, in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, Sept. 20, 2019. VCG