More and more foreigners are traveling, working and studying in China. Most are fascinated by the country's culture, as well as being impressed by its rapid development. With smartphones, they upload and share photos they have taken in China, showing an innovative China and prosperous lives of the people. The pictures on this page are chosen from hundreds taken by expatriates in China in the past five years, named Forging ahead (2012-2017): Amazing China－A fresh perspective. More photos will be chosen and shared in future sessions.
US citizen Bryan Shapiro celebrates his marriage to his Chinese bride Zhang Wan in a traditional Chinese wedding ceremony at a restaurant in the Chaoyang district of Beijing on June 12 last year. [Photo by Akash Ghai (United States)/For China Daily]