In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs

 December 17, 2018
In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
People visit the Beautiful China image corridor as part of a major exhibition held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up in Beijing. [Xinhua/Chen Jianli]

 

A series of images from the past and present reflect on the great changes that have been seen in China since the introduction of the reform and opening-up policy in 1978.

In these pictures, the scenes and everyday objects used as communication tools and forms of entertainment show the profound differences in people's daily lives and the social environment over the past 40 years.

 

In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
A Tibetan woman from southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region plays on a smart phone with her friend. [Xinhua/Jue Guo]
In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
An exhibitor introduces a laptop to a purchasing agent on October 15 at the 124th China Import and Export Fair held in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. [Xinhua/Liang Xu]
In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
A computer on display at the 56th China Import and Export Fair held in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province in the autumn of 1984 [Xinhua/Liu Yusheng]
In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
Li Xiaohui, a rural woman of the Jino ethnic group from southwest China's Yunnan Province, classifies goods at her e-commerce service station in her hometown. [Xinhua/Lin Yiguang]
In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
People sell mushrooms and dried bamboo shoots in Jino Mountain, southwest China's Yunnan Province, in 1981. [File Photo] 
In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
People share their old communication devices at an activity called "Seeing New Changes Since Reform and Opening-up through Old Objects" in a community in Zhenjiang, east China's Jiangsu Province. [Xinhua]
In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
Cell phones appeared in the 80s, signaling that China had entered the era of mobile communication. [People.com.cn/Zhao Shuyan]
In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
A camera model popular in the early stages of reform and opening-up [People.com.cn/Zhao Shuyan]
In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
An old radio [People.com.cn/Zhao Shuyan]
In Pictures: Changing Trends in China's Communication over Past 40 Yrs
Old TVs exhibited in the exhibition to commemorate the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up in Beijing [People.com.cn/Zhao Shuyan]

 

(Source: People.com.cn/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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