Scenes From 21st-Century China

The People’s Republic of China, the most populous country, and the second-largest economy, in the world, is a vast, dynamic nation that continues to grow and evolve. In this, the latest entry in a semi-regular series on China, we find a tremendous variety of images, including an earthquake in Gansu province, a massive rubber duck in Beijing, a narrow five-story nail house, and a replica of Paris — complete with an Eiffel Tower. This collection offers only a small view of people and places across the country over the past few months. [40 photos]

A man, whose last name is Hou (left), climbs outside a window with a knife, as his mother (ceter) and a plainclothes policeman look on, in Anshan, Liaoning province, on August 26, 2013. Hou held his mother captive in his apartment before climbing out of the window and threatening to cut himself. After several hours, he was captured by policemen who managed to enter the house from another window with the help of his mother, local media reported. (Reuters/Stringer)

A man, whose last name is Hou (left), climbs outside a window with a knife, as his mother (ceter) and a plainclothes policeman look on, in Anshan, Liaoning province, on August 26, 2013. Hou held his mother captive in his apartment before climbing out of the window and threatening to cut himself. After several hours, he was captured by policemen who managed to enter the house from another window with the help of his mother, local media reported. (Reuters/Stringer)

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