2002 Winter Olympics OpenThe Chinese Olympic team parade into Rice-Eccles Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremonies of the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City Friday, Feb. 8, 2002
Jiang Zemin Meets Japanese GuestsChinese President Jiang Zemin met here Saturday with a delegation of the Japanese New Conservative Party headed by its leader Takeshi Noda and former Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu.
Li Ruihuan Meets 11th Panchen LamaLi Ruihuan (R), Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), talks with the 11th Panchen Lama, Bainqen Erdini Qoigyijabu, in Beijing, Feb. 09, 2002.
Travelers Enjoy Free Services at Taipei Rail Way StationSome travelers seek for help at the stand set by volunteers who provide information consultant and tea services at the Taipei Railway Station, Feb. 9, 2002, the first day of the Spring Festival holiday for residents in China's Taiwan. The crowds are hurry on with the journey back home to celebrate the festival with the family.
Chinese Premier Meets Foreign ExpertsChinese Premier Zhu Rongji (R), member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), shakes hands with Veteran Jewish journalist Israel Epstein while meeting with foreign experts who have worked towards China's revolution and construction at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, February 9, 2002.
Yokohama China StreetPicture dated 9th of February shows the entrance of the crowded China Street in Yokohama of Japan. The Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, will launch on Feb. 12, 2002.
Italian Belmondo Takes First Gold in Salt Lake Winter Olympics In a stirring fashion, 33-year-old Italian veteran Stefania Belmondo outsprinted pace-maker Larissa Lazutina of Russia in the last 150 meters to take the first gold medal of the 19th Winter Olympic Games on Saturday morning.
Bustling Rural Fair An overlook of a bustling rural fair in Yingchengzi Village of Dalian City in northeast China's Liaoning Province Feb. 9, 2002. Peasants crowd to fairs for special purchases prior to Spring Festival.
Asian Expo Opens in London A Chinese businessman (L) introduces pearl necklaces to two customers at the opening of Asian 2002 Expo in London Feb. 8, 2002. Some 591 firms from 12 countries and regions, including China, the Republic of Korea and India, have taken part in the exposition.
Chinese Film Prepares Screening at Berling Film FestivalChinese film director Feng Xiaogang(R) together with actress Rosamund Kwan (L) and actor Donald Sutherland attends a news conference to present the new Chinese produced film "Big Shot's Funeral" which runs as special screening and is not in the festival's competition at the 52nd Berlinale international film festival in Berlin Feb. 08, 2002. During the Berlin Film Festival 18 international feature films make their world premier vying for the 12-day event's top award, the "Berlin Bear."
Chinese in Moscow Greet FestivalTwo little girls pose for a picture with a big dragon head at the reception held by Chinese Embassy to Russia, to greet Spring Festival in Moscow Feb. 8, 2002. Hundreds of overseas-Chinese and Chinese living in Moscow gathered joyfully on the occasion.