In this Week in Photos, new cases of COVID-19 are reported in Shanghai; Beijing sees its first snowfall ahead of winter; and a rocket carrying the Chang’E 5 rover, part of China’s latest lunar exploration mission, is ready to launch later this month from the island province of Hainan.
Medical staff wear personal protective equipment outside a hospital in Shanghai’s Pudong New Area, Nov. 21, 2020. Three local COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the city since Nov. 20. Yin Liqin/CNS/People Visual
A rocket carrying the Chang’E 5 rover, the latest mission in China’s lunar exploration program, is transported to a launchpad at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in Hainan province, Nov 17, 2020. The launch is expected to take place by the end of this month. People Visual
An aerial view of the Songhua River and the city of Harbin after heavy snowfall, Heilongjiang province, Nov. 21, 2020. People Visual
Icicles hang from a statue in Changchun, Jilin province, Nov. 19, 2020. IC
On the city’s first snow day ahead of winter, a woman in traditional “hanfu” clothing walks through the botanical garden in Beijing, Nov. 21, 2020. Wang Xibao/IC
A man tries on “smart glasses” during the Light of Internet Expo in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, Nov. 22, 2020. IC
Ethnic Miao people celebrate their new year in Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 21, 2020. Lai Liusheng/People Visual