PHOTOS China's development helps meet people's ever-growing needs for better life

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China's development helps meet people's ever-growing needs for better life

Xinhua

02:32, June 26, 2018

File photo taken on Aug. 19, 2017 shows a residential community in Nanning, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. For most Chinese in the 1970s, one of their dreams was to own "three wheeled things and one vocal thing" which, namely, were a bicycle, a sewing machine, a watch and a radio. By and large, this dream became easily accessible during the 1980s and the 1990s, and "the big four" were replaced by TV set, refrigerator, washing machine and tape recorder. With people's ever-growing needs for a better life along with rapid economic and technological development, decent housing, private car, personal computer and smartphone became part of everyday life. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)

Photo taken on Feb. 20, 2018 shows a mobile phone live broadcast of a Spring Festival celebration event in Jiumen Village of Danzhai County, southwest China's Guizhou Province. For most Chinese in the 1970s, one of their dreams was to own "three wheeled things and one vocal thing" which, namely, were a bicycle, a sewing machine, a watch and a radio. By and large, this dream became easily accessible during the 1980s and the 1990s, and "the big four" were replaced by TV set, refrigerator, washing machine and tape recorder. With people's ever-growing needs for a better life along with rapid economic and technological development, decent housing, private car, personal computer and smartphone became part of everyday life. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

File photo issued in 1973 shows a quality test at a watch factory in north China's Tianjin. For most Chinese in the 1970s, one of their dreams was to own "three wheeled things and one vocal thing" which, namely, were a bicycle, a sewing machine, a watch and a radio. By and large, this dream became easily accessible during the 1980s and the 1990s, and "the big four" were replaced by TV set, refrigerator, washing machine and tape recorder. With people's ever-growing needs for a better life along with rapid economic and technological development, decent housing, private car, personal computer and smartphone became part of everyday life. (Xinhua)

File photo archived in 1980 shows people buying washing machines in east China's Shanghai. For most Chinese in the 1970s, one of their dreams was to own "three wheeled things and one vocal thing" which, namely, were a bicycle, a sewing machine, a watch and a radio. By and large, this dream became easily accessible during the 1980s and the 1990s, and "the big four" were replaced by TV set, refrigerator, washing machine and tape recorder. With people's ever-growing needs for a better life along with rapid economic and technological development, decent housing, private car, personal computer and smartphone became part of everyday life. (Xinhua/Zhang Liuren)

Passengers have smartphone-generated QR codes scanned by ticket machines before entering Futian Station of Shenzhen Metro in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province, May 8, 2018. For most Chinese in the 1970s, one of their dreams was to own "three wheeled things and one vocal thing" which, namely, were a bicycle, a sewing machine, a watch and a radio. By and large, this dream became easily accessible during the 1980s and the 1990s, and "the big four" were replaced by TV set, refrigerator, washing machine and tape recorder. With people's ever-growing needs for a better life along with rapid economic and technological development, decent housing, private car, personal computer and smartphone became part of everyday life. (Xinhua/Mao Siqian)

File photo archived in 1973 shows customers buying radios at a market in Beijing, capital of China. For most Chinese in the 1970s, one of their dreams was to own "three wheeled things and one vocal thing" which, namely, were a bicycle, a sewing machine, a watch and a radio. By and large, this dream became easily accessible during the 1980s and the 1990s, and "the big four" were replaced by TV set, refrigerator, washing machine and tape recorder. With people's ever-growing needs for a better life along with rapid economic and technological development, decent housing, private car, personal computer and smartphone became part of everyday life. (Xinhua)

Aerial photo taken on May 7, 2018 shows a residential community in Hanzhong City, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. For most Chinese in the 1970s, one of their dreams was to own "three wheeled things and one vocal thing" which, namely, were a bicycle, a sewing machine, a watch and a radio. By and large, this dream became easily accessible during the 1980s and the 1990s, and "the big four" were replaced by TV set, refrigerator, washing machine and tape recorder. With people's ever-growing needs for a better life along with rapid economic and technological development, decent housing, private car, personal computer and smartphone became part of everyday life. (Xinhua/Tao Ming)

File photo archived in 1970 shows customers buying sewing machines in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong Province. For most Chinese in the 1970s, one of their dreams was to own "three wheeled things and one vocal thing" which, namely, were a bicycle, a sewing machine, a watch and a radio. By and large, this dream became easily accessible during the 1980s and the 1990s, and "the big four" were replaced by TV set, refrigerator, washing machine and tape recorder. With people's ever-growing needs for a better life along with rapid economic and technological development, decent housing, private car, personal computer and smartphone became part of everyday life. (Xinhua)

Song Lele learns wood craft making on a computer at her workshop in Lanzhou, northwest China's Gansu Province, Jan. 9, 2018. For most Chinese in the 1970s, one of their dreams was to own "three wheeled things and one vocal thing" which, namely, were a bicycle, a sewing machine, a watch and a radio. By and large, this dream became easily accessible during the 1980s and the 1990s, and "the big four" were replaced by TV set, refrigerator, washing machine and tape recorder. With people's ever-growing needs for a better life along with rapid economic and technological development, decent housing, private car, personal computer and smartphone became part of everyday life. (Xinhua/Fan Peishen)

A passenger pays for bottled water with his mobile phone on a train from southwest China's Chongqing to Chengdu on Feb. 9, 2018. For most Chinese in the 1970s, one of their dreams was to own "three wheeled things and one vocal thing" which, namely, were a bicycle, a sewing machine, a watch and a radio. By and large, this dream became easily accessible during the 1980s and the 1990s, and "the big four" were replaced by TV set, refrigerator, washing machine and tape recorder. With people's ever-growing needs for a better life along with rapid economic and technological development, decent housing, private car, personal computer and smartphone became part of everyday life. (Xinhua/Liu Chan)

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