There is a lot of misunderstanding about China, particularly if your views are formed on the basis of TV news. The giant nation is undergoing a tremendous change as it both seeks to retain its own culture and identity and embrace, or rather shake hands, with the West.
The Muzu (Goddess of the Sea) with a city being built behind her.
On the Chinese mainland it is often difficult to gain an overall impression of this growth - it is really when you are at sea that the true magnitude of the development strikes home.
Here we present a galley of images which maybe demonstrate the old and the new China.