China: A week in photos (March 22-28)



A blue sun appears in the sky over a Forbidden City turret during the second sandstorm in Beijing in a month on March 28, 2021. /CFP

According to CCTV, the return of giant Panda "Xiang Xiang" from Japan has been postponed from May 31 to December 31, due to the ongoing pandemic. /CFP

A pilotless machine plants cotton in a 100 mu high-standard field in Shounute Village, Yaha Town, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on March 26. /CFP

H&M said in an official statement that it cut ties with Xinjiang cotton producers due to allegations of "forced labor" in a cotton factory located there and urged its suppliers not to use any textiles or processed products from Xinjiang. The action sparked outrage on Chinese social media on March 24, 2021. /CFP

Cherry blossoms draw visitors to Yuantouzhu scenic park in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province, on March 24, 2021. /CFP

Last week, Yang Jiechi's defiant response to the Alaska talks between China and the U.S. caught global attention and quickly became a trending topic on social media. Some e-commerce companies used the opportunity to develop various related products. /Screenshot from the e-commerce platform

An ancient robe in Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, undergoes restoration on March 23, 2021. /Xinhua