In this Week in Photos, a new generation of “facekini” draws attention in the seaside city of Qingdao, the G-20 summit starts in Hangzhou after a long period of preparations, and rumors about new regulations making it harder for married couples in Shanghai to buy a second home have caused so much anxiety that many are rushing to secure divorce papers.
Security personnel sit at a bus stop before the G-20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Sept. 3, 2016. Aly Song/Reuters
A man poses for a photo by lying in an empty road near West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Aug. 31, 2016. In preparation for the G-20 summit, the local government has closed off many of the city’s roads. Aly Song/Reuters
Couples gather at the civil affairs bureau in Shanghai’s Xuhui District, Aug. 30, 2016. Rumors of a new real estate policy that would make it harder for married couples to buy a second home have caused a rush to obtain divorce papers. Zhang Ruiqi/VCG
The archery team of Luwan No. 1 Central Primary School performs during the opening ceremony for the fall semester in Shanghai’s Huangpu District, Sept. 1, 2016. Zhu Weihui/Sixth Tone
A girl smiles at her mother on a sleeper train, Xiaogan, Hubei province, Aug. 30, 2016. The train was scheduled specifically to take left-behind children home to the countryside after spending their summer vacations with parents in big cities. Zhan Li/VCG
Visitors flee from a tidal bore at Qibao, a popular vantage point for tide-watching near Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, Aug. 3, 2016. Li Chunhua/VCG
Beachgoers in ‘facekinis’ enjoy the ocean in Qingdao, Shandong province, Aug. 28, 2016. The new generation of facekinis features traditional Chinese patterns resembling Peking opera costumes. VCG