A great number of couples in Qingdao chose to get married on Qixi, Chinese Valentine's Day. Qingdao also set up an online system for making marriage registration appointments.
As weather heats up, the amount of enteromorpha prolifera, a kind of seaweed that can cause a green tide when it accumulates, has gradually decreased.
Chinese singer Li Yuchun promotes her 2013 "Why Me" tour at a news conference in Beijing on August 13, 2013. Li will perform in Qingdao, Shandong province on Oct 5.
Performers dance during the opening ceremony of the 23rd Qingdao International Beer Festival in Qingdao, a coastal city in East China's Shandong province.
The ocean festival, themed around the joy of the ocean, hosted more than 40 activities concerning marine culture, tourism, economy, technology, sports and the military.
The Haichang Polar Ocean World held a news conference on Tuesday for the baby rockhopper penguin which was born here about one month ago.
People play with algae in Qingdao, Shandong province, July 23, 2013. The seaside city is enjoying the prime tourist season despite its algae-infested beaches.
A beach is covered by a thick layer of green algae in Qingdao. A large quantity of non-poisonous green seaweed was brought by Typhoon Soulik.