China and Kuwait Level 1-1 in Davis Cup Tie Zhu Benqiang bit Mosad Al-Jazzaf 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania zone Group II, first round tie.
UN Food to Reach 2.6 Million ChineseThe United Nations (UN) World Food Programme (WFP) will provide 178,000 tons of food to China by 2005, according to an operational contract signed Friday by the WFP and the Ministry of Agriculture.
Finnair Opens Helsink-Hong Kong Air RouteThree members of the Finnair pose for a picture besides the red banner with Chinese characters that read "plain sailing" at the inauguration of Finnair's Helsinki-Chinese Hong Kong flight at Helsinki's Vantaa international airport, February 7, 2002. Air routes from Finland to China have increased to meet the demand of growing tourists and businessmen in recent years.
Vice Premier Calls for Better Services for the ElderlyMeasures should be taken to improve services for China's 100 million senior citizens, said Vice Premier Li Lanqing at a national working meeting on aging held February 7 Beijing.
Giant Panda Basi RecoveredGiant panda Basi eats bamboo at the Panda World in Fuzhou, the capital city of east China's Fujian province, February 7, 2002. Basi was diagnosed as having Hypertension (high blood pressure) last April. After months of treatment, its blood pressure dropped to the normal, and is expected to meet visitors during the Spring Festival holidays.
Giant Panda Basi Recoverd Giant panda Basi enjoys bathing at the Panda World in Fuzhou, the capital city of east China's Fujian province, February 7, 2002. Basi was diagnosed as having Hypertension (high blood pressure) last April. After months of treatment, its blood pressure dropped to the normal, and is expected to meet visitors during the Spring Festival holidays.
Foreign-funded Companies to Attend China's Insurance Industry MeetingThe China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC) Chairman Ma Yongwei has said the sector's national meeting will for the first time include all 32 foreign- funded insurance companies in China.
Pakistan, Afghanistan Agree to Work for Cooperation Caption Afghanistan's interim Prime Minister Hamid Karzai, left, shakes hand with Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf on his arival at the Chaklala airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 8, 2002. Karzai is on an official visit to Pakistan to discuss bilateral relations and the status of the estimated 2 million Afghan refugees in Pakistan.
Roundup: Monopoly Fading from Macao's Gambling MarketFrancis Tam Pak Yuen(C), secretary for economy and finance of the special administrative region (SAR) government, announced Friday that the list of winners in bidding for Macao's new casino licenses includes Stanley Ho's Macao Tourism and Amusement Company(STDM), Wynn Resorts (Macao) Limited, a U.S.-Macao joint venture, and Galaxy Casino Company Limited, a Hong Kong-Macao joint venture.
Avalanche Hit Afghanistan One Afghan rescuer slips on the snow as a group of rescuers wait for the go-signal to reach the Salang tunnel to rescue trapped Afghans Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002 following an avalanche Wednesday. Rescuers labored Thursday in intense cold high in the Hindu Kush mountains to save people trapped in a snow avalanche that killed up to three people, and the government appealed for help in reaching others stuck in the rugged mountain pass.
Children From Poor Families Enjoy Winter CampStudents from poverty-hit families in China's Western Region applause at a winter camp in Tianjin City in north China Feb. 8, 2002. It is the first time for the 21 students to take part in such interesting activity with the aid from nine residents and local authorities.
Olympic Torch Arrives in Salt Lake CityPhoto taken on Feb. 07, 2002 shows the ceremony welcoming the arrival of Olympic Torch in Salt Lake City. The 2002 Winter Olympic Games is to start Feb. 08, 2002.
Malaysian Chinese Welcome FestivalMalaysian Chinese toss and mix the Malaysia biggest "Yee Sang" or Raw Fish Salad with their chopsticks high in the air in conjunction with the up-coming Chinese New Year celebration in Kuala Lumpur Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002. Yee Sang is made from thin slices of raw fish, shredded vegetables, herbs, spices and oil and is a traditional dish The Lunar New Year. In Malaysian Chinese cultural, Yee Sang is believed to bring good fortune and wealth in the upcoming year to those who toss and mix it while shouting"Low Hei," which symbolizes liveliness, prosperity and longevity.