How to relax and get into the spirit of summer in Shanghai, the Philippines
More than 20,000 people attended a three-day festival of palm trees, water, flowers and dancing in the city of Qingdao.
It was the first time a big festival like this had been held in China since the Cultural Revolution, when people were forced to flee to work in factories or farms.
About 10,000 revelers took part in the festival, which included dancing, food, dancing, and water-pumping.
The festival is open to tourists, but most visitors to the country of some 4.4 billion have come from overseas.
The festival was held to mark the end of summer, which is a time for relaxing and enjoying nature, according to Xinhua, the Chinese state news agency.
More than 10,800 people were treated at a medical clinic for stomach aches and vomiting, while 1,100 people went to the city’s famous Pudong river for the same purpose.
China’s state-run Xinhua news agency also reported that more than 1,000 children had received vaccinations, and more than 3,000 school children had been vaccinated.
The typhoon was the second to hit the Philippines, following Typhoon Haiyan in 2005.
More than 6,000 died in the aftermath of the disaster, which left more than 6 million people without power.