In this Week in Photos, law enforcement officers destroy fake Chanel purses on World Consumer Rights Day, a sperm whale dies after becoming tangled in fishing nets, and Chinese stores remove mentions of South Korea from signs due to widespread anti-South Korea sentiment.
Assistants prepare for a press conference during the fifth session of the 12th National People’s Congress in Beijing, March 14, 2017. Sun Nan/VCG
The body of a sperm whale is lifted ashore following its death three days after becoming tangled in fishing nets off the coast of Shenzhen, Guangdong province, March 15, 2017. Xu Wenge/VCG
A worker removes part of a sign displaying the Chinese characters for ‘South Korea’ at a shop in Shanghai, March 15, 2017. Aly Song/Reuters/VCG
A law enforcement officer destroys a fake Chanel purse during an event on World Consumer Rights Day, Harbin, Heilongjiang province, March 15, 2017. IC
A farmer rides a homemade ‘kongming’s contraption,’ a Trojan horse-like apparatus, on the ice in Jilin, Jilin province, March 14, 2017. Zhu Wangchang/VCG
A Chinese man pushes a shopping cart with his girlfriend inside at an IKEA store in Beijing, March 14, 2017. Roman Pilipey/EPA/IC
Window cleaners rappel down the facade of a skyscraper in Beijing, March 18, 2017. Thomas Peter/Reuters/VCG