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Drinkers have reason for good cheer

The Olympic Games and an unusually scorching summer should have provided a big boost for major beer companies, not least for craft beers who are emerging, it seems, stronger, swifter and faster.

Qingdao: China's sailing city

Qingdao attracts many tourists due to its seaside setting and temperate climate.

Legless man and boy climb a mountain together

Chen Zhou, who has no legs, does pushups with 11-year-old Gao Zhiyu on his back at Laoshan Mountain in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Saturday. Gao, 11, also has no legs, the result of injuries in a car accident. Chen lost his legs in childhood after a fall from a train. The pair climbed the mountain together using only their hands. Chen is now a motivational speaker and has a happy family.

Iron Monkey King appears in East China

An iron Monkey King statue measuring 11 meters tall made from abandoned auto parts appears on a pedestrian street in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province.

Stunning images of Laoshan Mountain in early autumn

Laoshan Mountain looks particularly vibrant and spectacular.

The circles of Qingdao

Aerial view of buildings, skyscrapers, buildings and parks in Qingdao city in East China's Shandong province.

Massive upgrades turn coastal stretch into gold star international tourist resort

Boasting a newly recognized "national tourism and resort zone", the Phoenix Peninsula in Qingdao West Coast New Area is heading towards being among China's top resort destinations.

Tourists visit verbena flower field in Qingdao

Tourists enjoy themselves in a verbena flower field in Western coast economic zone in Qingdao, east China's Shandong province, July 17, 2016. The verbena fields here, which cover an area of 130 mu (8.7 hectares), have attracted a good many tourists.