Telling the stories of 2017 without words

Shanghai Daily photographer Wang Rongjiang selected the following photos from his work of 2017. Let's look back the year through his lens.


Shanghai Daily photographer Wang Rongjiang selected the following photos of city life in 2017 from his work. Let's look back the year through his lens.

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January 1: Crowds cheer and take photographs on the Bund on New Year's Eve. 

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January 12: A young man is captivated by his phone while walking by a bookstore. 

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February 12: A resident airs her bedding over some shared bikes on Madang Road. The bike-sharing market has been facing a huge shakeup in the second half of the year, with several companies on the brink of closing.

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February 20: A takeaway dispatch man rides past another delivery man sorting parcels by the roadside. China's online food delivery service market is expected to reach 662 billion yuan (US$99 billion) by 2018. It is also estimated to make up around 15 percent of the overall catering market, according to a latest report from Internet consultancy iResearch Inc. 

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February 28: Photographer Yao Chuanfei holds her grandmother's photo in front of her award-winning pictures "To see the world." Yao has taken photos all over the world with her grandma's photo in hand. She said though her grandma has passed away, she wants to fulfill a dream of traveling with her.

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March 6: A young woman pulls off a white hair for her mother after a visit to the Shanghai Women's Prison. 

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March 15: A woman prepares outside the "Readers' Pavilion" to record her speech for a popular TV show. 

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April 23: Tourists take photos of the high-rises in Pudong on Zhapu Bridge. 

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April 30: A man lies on the lawn near Suzhou Creek while a patrolling helicopter flies by.

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June 9: A woman passes a dilapidated building on Tiantongan Road. 

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June 10: A citizen waits outside Xintai Warehouse on Fujian Road N. More than 100 historic pieces of architecture were open to the public, free of charge, on the day. It was the first "Day of Culture and Natural Heritage" in China. 

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June 14: Three young men are engaged on their phones, while a couple read books in a parklet on the Bund.

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June 16: Mr Ye, who was the first to move into a luxury nursing home in Pudong, is interviewed by media. The nursing home is said to meet the standards of a five-star hotel and costs 18,000 yuan per month. 

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July 1: A boy yawns while waiting to get into Shanghai Museum for an exhibition of "A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum."

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July 2: Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (center) shows his shoes when a reporter asked a question about his shoes. Ko was in town for a city forum.

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August 1: A man goes through his morning exercises in Fuxing Park. 

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August 23: More than 20,000 shared bicycles pile up in a parking lot on Zhongxing Road. The government has waged a crackdown on illegally parked bikes since September. A directive insisted no more shared bikes were to be added to current fleets.

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November 11: A father with some illustrated books for his baby at the Shanghai Children's Book Fair. This year's book fair brought together more than 360 publishers and 1,000 authors, illustrators and professionals from the print industry from home and aboard. 

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November 22: A cat has a ringside view at Tono’s cafe in the Tianzifang area. Some restaurants allow patrons to bring their pets although Shanghai regulations technically prohibit animals from entering eateries.

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November 26: Fans of Shanghai Greenland Shenhua, who failed to get the tickets, watch a live game outside Shanghai Stadium. Shenhua defeated city rivals Shanghai SIPG in a two-legged Chinese FA Cup final to lift the trophy.  

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November 30: A group of navy soldiers run past the ruins of a World War II military pillbox near Wusong Port. Eighty years ago, Japanese troops invaded Shanghai on August 13, 1937, but met strong resistance. The conflict in Shanghai, known as the second Battle of Songhu, was one of the bloodiest campaigns in China’s War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression.

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December 8: A man is attracted by an old black and white TV set from 1980s in the newly opened Shanghai No.1 Shopping Center. The store, once a benchmark department store in Shanghai, reopened after nearly half a year of renovation work, as the city upgraded commercial facilities and infrastructure to embrace new retail formats.

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December 16: A large number of visitors wait to enter the city's iconic cathedral in Xujiahui, which was reopened to public after the completion of a two-year renovation project.



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