A total of 105 Siberian tiger cubs, one of the world’s most endangered animals, were born in 2014 at the Siberian Tiger Park in Heilongjiang Province.

    Over the past decade, the Siberian Tiger Park, the largest Siberian tiger breeding and field training center in the world, has adopted planned breeding of tigers in a move to protect strong genes among the species’ population. Currently, there are more than 1,000 Siberian tigers in the park. (WANG JIANWEI)
    Citizens engage in a long run wearing only Santa hats and swimming suits in Changchun, Jilin Province, to raise money for school children in rural areas surrounding the city on December 24, 2014 (ZHANG NAN)
    Jiudianxia Reservoir winds through mountains in Zhuoni County, northwest China’ Gansu Province. On December 28, 2014, the largest inter-basin water transfer project in Gansu is formally opened, which benefits 1.55 million people in seven counties (FAN PEIKUN)
    A man dressed up as Bao Zheng, a famously upstanding official during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), takes a photograph by a high-speed train, to mark the operation of Zhengzhou-Kaifeng high-speed railway in Central China’s Henan Province on December 28, 2014 (LI AN)