Autumn brings respite from the relentless humidity that smothers the city for most of the year, making it the perfect time to pitch a tent by the sea.
The isolated Huizhou region, 400km southwest of Shanghai, is the perfect place to explore remote villages and hike on ancient routes through terraced fields of rapeseed and tea.
A few local film buffs cut through some red tape to screen movies outdoors, with the city's iconic skyline as a backdrop.
Until 10 November, visitors can look down on 16 giant portraits pasted high above one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, part of a global project by award-winning French artist JR.
Living here means living on the edge of China’s future and moving at the speed of light.
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