From 1979, China adopted a policy of reform and opening-up. Since then, many things have changed dramatically. Here are 20 contrastive pictures to witness the changes of China:
Women wearing sunglasses pose for a group photo at a park in Beijing in 1980.
Teenagers dressed in cosplay costumes wait to perform at the 2010 China (Hefei) Digital Entertainment Carnival in Hefei, Anhui province, December 3, 2010.
Buses and electrical trolley buses mingle with bicycles and pedestrians at a crossroad near Chongwenmen in Beijing in 1984.
Vehicles on Three Ring Road (left) and Jianwai Street (right) during the evening rush hour in central Beijing, December 23, 2010.
A child sitting on a roadside snooker pool plays with her mother in Beijing in 1983.
Children play in water fountains next to the National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest, during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, August 19, 2008.
People offer sewing services at an open market in Quanzhou, Fujian province, in 1982.
An employee looks up while working along a production line at Suzhou Etron Electronics Co. Ltd’s factory in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, June 8, 2010.
1981, Beijing Yongdingmen train station, steam train drivers were chatting.
A female construction worker watches a train pass on the new high-speed railway line between Shanghai and Hangzhou on the outskirts of Shanghai, October 26, 2010.
People perform Arhat exercise, a form of traditional Chinese fitness, at a park in Beijing in 1988.
Locals dance during a morning exercise session at the Temple of Heaven park in Beijing, May 23, 2010.
Black-and-white TV sets are displayed at a department store in Xidan, one of the three traditional shopping streets, in Beijing in 1981.
Customers at an internet cafe in Hefei, Anhui province, July 1, 2009.
Residents hold tape recorders to record folk songs during a singing contest in Guilin, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region in 1988.
A man sings in a local karaoke club during a night out in Shanghai, February 23, 2008.
Villagers attend a rally in Longxian County, Shaanxi province in 1990.
Attendants serve tea to delegates during the opening session of China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 5, 2008.
People push their bicycles across a railway track during rush hour in Shanghai in 1991.
A rider was biking along cycle-track in Beijing on November 19, 2007.
Have you noticed any change of China, no matter how great or small? And what do you think about these changes? Please share your thoughts with me.