Liqiu (the Start of Autumn), the 13th solar term of the year, will last from Aug 7 to 23 this year.
Children in Nantong, Jiangsu province enjoy their summer vacation with a diverse array of activities, including reading, dancing, playing musical instruments, rock-climbing, roller skating, and practicing taekwondo.
A traditional Chinese medicine session for children was held at the Chinese Charity Museum in Nantong on July 28.
A Nantong blue calico exhibition kicked off at the Jiading Museum in Shanghai on July 22 and will run until Sept 12.
Major Heat, (Chinese: 大暑), the 12th solar term of the year, begins this year on July 22 and ends August 6.
The 10th Jiangsu Book Fair will kick off on July 23 at the Suzhou International Expo Center and another 111 bookstores around the province, including 10 in Nantong.
The production of silk carpets in Rugao, a county-level city in Nantong, dates back to the Western Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 24) and came into prosperity in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).
Posters designed by Ding Jian, a teacher at the Jiangsu College of Engineering and Technology in Nantong, recently won awards at international graphic design contests in Germany and Turkey.