The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of reform and opening up in China, and the beginning of the new era. During the past four decades, Wuhan, a national central city with a long history and a rich heritage, has undergone earth-shaking changes.

In June of this year, the reporters of Changjiang Daily went to the Wuhan Municipal Archives Bureau to explore the images of Wuhan 40 years ago in old photos. Then they visited more than 30 landmarks in Wuhan, comparing the old images with the new look of the city. (By Chen Liang, Zhan Song & He Xiaogang)