The Wider Image: China's Guangzhou rides economic change but keeps traditions
Men work in a market in Yuexiu, Guanghzou, China, September 7, 2019. China's southern city of Guangzhou is at the heart of plans to link a cluster of cities in the Pearl River Delta, including Hong Kong and Macau, into a Greater Bay Area rivalling Silicon Valley and Greater Tokyo as an economic hub by 2035.
Sprawling over 21,600 sq miles (56,000 sq km) with a population of more than 70 million, the Greater Bay Area is the centrepiece of a drive by China's ruling Communist Party to establish a hub of advanced manufacturing and technology. REUTERS/Jorge Silva