Vice-Premier Li Lanqing on Science, Education Strategy Li Lanqing said Monday China will strive this year to push forward the reform and expansion of basic education, and to expand higher education and vocational training in line with the needs of social and economic development.
CPC Leaders Call for Efforts to Help People in Need The leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) discuss plans to help the needy people in China manage difficult times in both their life and work, in Beijing, Feb. 4, 2002. Attending the meeting were Jiang Zemin, general secretary of the CPC Central Committee, and the other members of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee - Li Peng, Zhu Rongji, Li Ruihuan, Hu Jintao, Wei Jianxing and Li Lanqing.
CPC Leaders Call for Efforts to Help People in NeedAddressing a meeting on reducing poverty and helping the needy on February 4, Jiang Zemin, called on leading officials at all levels to do more for people in need.
Li Peng Meets Peruvian Visitors Li said that since China and Peru established diplomatic relations 30 years ago, the two countries have strengthened their cooperation in trade and economy, culture and science and technology.
Li Peng Meets Uruguayan Visitors Li said that he was still impressed with his tour to Uruguay in November 2001.
Zhu Rongji Meets Laotian Visitors Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji (R) shakes hands with visiting Laotian Prime Minister Boungnang Vorachit during the welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Feb. 04, 2002.
Exquisite Paper-Cut A worker shows off a piece of paper-cut "A character in a local opera" in Weixian County, known as the "Town of Folk Arts" in north China's Hebei Province Feb. 4, 2002. The town features exquisite paper-cut works, e.g. a creation of a figure's beard numbers 70.
Train Exercises Introduced in ChinaPassengers practise train exercises following the example of the train attendant in a carriage of the K112 train from Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou Province, to East China's Shanghai, Feb. 04, 2002. The exercise wins popularity among the passengers, who would like to extend their rigid limbs and to avoid being too tired during the long journey.
Holiday Flower Market in Taibei ProsperousCustomers appreciate the flowers at the Holiday Flower Market in Taibei, capital of China's Taiwan, Feb. 4, 2002. Taiwan residents have a traditional custom to place potted flowers or miniature trees at home, which symbolizes being rich and prosperous just like blooming flowers. As the Spring Festival is coming up, Taibei residents go to the market one after another for flourishing flowers.
Greeting Spring Festival in Phillippines Boxes of New Year cake decorated with a big red Chinese character "Happiness" are displayed at a shop in Manila Feb. 4, 2002. Such cakes are a necessary for Chinese living in Philippines to celebrate the traditional Chinese lunnar New Year, horse year, which falls on Feb. 12.