Beautiful Shots of Beautiful China

No themes today of urbanization or modernization, reform or protest, or fast-changing technology. Just the beauty that is China, pure and simple. The lead picture is from the winter festival currently being held at Chagan Lake in Jilin Province, while the second (below) shows a woman working her chili peppers and other crops in the misty mountains of Wuyuan, Jiangxi Province. Let these beautiful portraits of life outside of China’s cities be your balm and forget the fact that the country’s stock market shuttered trading after less than 30 minutes today.

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