PARIS—Demonstrators protest the Chinese presence in Tibet during the running of the Olympic flame relay in the city center, 2008
BEIJING—China's second-largest city will host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Construction work on the Beijing National Stadium for the Olympics designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architects Herzog and de Meuron, 2008.
BEIJING—Zhai Huaizeng and his wife, Liu Hui Xuan, were expelled from their Hutong in the center of Beijing after more than 30 years of living there and were moved to a new apartment in the Zhaogongkou district. Liu Hui Xuan died shortly after moving. Zhai Huaizeng stands in his new apartment, holding a photo of him and his wife, taken by Patrick Zachmann, in their old home, 2006
BEIJING—Migrant worker Mingong working at night on a construction site, 2006
BEIJING—A street near the New China World Hotel, 2008
BEIJING—Security outside the site of the National Swimming Center, designed by Australian architects PTW, 2008
BEIJING—Construction work on the Central Chinese Television building, by architect Rem Koolhaas, 2008.
BEIJING—Architect Paul Andreu's new National Theater, 2008