A year through a photographer's lens

As 2018 comes to an end, let's look back at the year that was through the lens of SHINE photographer Jiang Xiaowei. 
A year through a photographer's lens
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A man takes photos of the snow-covered city at Shanghai Tower on January 26, as Shanghai experienced its heaviest fall since 2008.

A year through a photographer's lens
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A group of 22 penguins take a stroll outdoors at Shanghai Zoo on February 5 during a science program which allowed visitors to get a closer look at penguins and learn about their behavior.

A year through a photographer's lens
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Workers remove overhead electric wires on Qufu Road in Jing'an District on April 16. By 2020, 470 kilometers of overhead wires will be replaced with underground cables. 

A year through a photographer's lens
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Autistic youth wait for their performance before the re-opening ceremony at A-Coffee, a non-profit center providing care and companionship to autistic children, on May 25. 

A year through a photographer's lens
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Workers at Huaxia Road M. Station of Metro Line 13 on May 30. There will be 27 Metro lines covering 1,154 kilometers under construction in Shanghai  before 2023. Currently, the city has 17 lines adding up to 673 kilometers.

A year through a photographer's lens
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A man washes vegetables in a sink outside the window of an old community in Huangpu District, on July 7. About 5,680 households close to Yuyuan Garden are being relocated, and some old lane housing will be preserved along with the traditional neighborhood lifestyle.

A year through a photographer's lens
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Tourists brave strong wind brought by typhoon Ampil on the Bund on August 12. Four typhoons made landfall in Shanghai in 2018 summer, which was the most since 1949. 

A year through a photographer's lens
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

An attendant gives a traditional lantern to a boy as a gift in front of G99, the first high-speed train connecting Shanghai with Hong Kong, at Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station on September 23. The entire trip takes eight hours and 18 minutes.

A year through a photographer's lens
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

A worker waters a lawn with the CIIE mascot pattern at the National Exhibition and Convention Center on October 8. In early November, a total of 172 countries, regions and international organizations, and more than 3,600 enterprises participated in the six-day China International Import Expo in Shanghai. 

A year through a photographer's lens
Jiang Xiaowei / SHINE

Workers remove the display promoting a planned fashion show by Dolce & Gabbana at the Shanghai Expo Center on November 21. The event was canceled after racist and derogatory comments about China, reportedly by one of its founders, sparked an online uproar. 

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