The photographer Charlie Xia showcases a rare, unique perspective on China's landscape.
At 270 miles long, the Li River is not one of China's mighty waterways. Yet it looms large in the national imagination, thanks to a breathtaking 52-mile stretch of river between the southwestern cities of Guilin and Yangshuo.
An assortment of intricately decorated bells hang in a souvenir shop in Bagan, Myanmar on May 6, 2015. (Alex Mueller/Flickr)
A little boy photographed in the midst of playing soccer in India on May 27, 2015. (alcan_/flickr)
Blue skies and green mountains reflected in the clear waters of Otago, New Zealand on February 23, 2015. (Tom Hall/Flickr)
A close-up of the inside of a red umbrella made of paper in Narita, Japan on May 22, 2015. (drufisher/Flickr)
The setting sun casts purple and gold hues across the sky in Maldives on May 2, 2015. (michibanban/Flickr)
Sailors assemble in a line during a welcoming ceremony for the American Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, at Vietnamese Navy headquarters in Hai Phong, Vietnam on May 31, 2015. (Ash Carter/Flickr)
A pagoda inside Gyeongbok palace lights up as night falls in Seoul, South Korea on May 10, 2015. (Brad Hammonds/Flickr)